Marks and Spencer shoppers left divided over American spelling of £39.50 jeans

Marks and Spencer caused quite a stir among certain shoppers over the name of a denim style.

The high street chain shared a photo of its "mom jeans" which currently retails for £39.50.

Posting on Facebook, M&S said: "Tuesday morning strolls in neutral tones and our trusty mom jeans."

The jeans are available in six different colours, including cream, black and a number of shades of blue, in sizes 6 to 20.

According to Manchester Evening News, the item has racked up four stars and hundreds of reviews on the M&S website.

But over on social media, customers weren't exactly pleased so they hit back at the name of the style.

One social media fan wrote: "Why are you using Mom rather than Mum?

"Please stop using that term for that style most Mums I know wear skinny or slim or boyfriend ones.

"And that includes us older Mums too!"

Another commented: "M&S can I just say I am never going to wear something called 'mom jeans'. Do you have 'dad' jeans too?"

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A third asked: "Since when have we been American? What are these 'mom' jeans you're so keen on showing us.

"Look like painters overalls to be truthful and could you not have gotten a real mum.

"The one who looks as if she hasn't slept for a week and has jammy fingerprints on those jeans…"

But many shoppers pointed out the term "mom jeans" is a common name used in the fashion industry.

The high-waisted rigid style was inspired by Levi's 501s and became a popular trend in the late 1980s in America.

On Facebook, one wrote: "You can tell the people who are not really bothered about fashion trends.

"Mom jeans have been around for years, just the same as boyfriend jeans. M&S didn't name them, it's a style."

While another shopper praised: "I really like the cut of these jeans."

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