Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How a President Wears His Pants

The President of the United States puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like everyone else. Only, when the President was Lyndon Baines Johnson, he wanted "a little more stride" than most men in the Presidential crotch. Of course he did; everything's bigger in Texas.

That's just one of the things we learn about LBJ and men's fashion in this nugget from the Presidential Recordings Program of the Miller Center of Public Affairs of the University of Virginia.

LBJ was rushing to a funeral on August 9, 1964, when he took a few minutes to call in very specific tailoring instructions to the Haggar pants company. Listen to the phone call here.

And by the way, the Haggar company still sells VIP trousers.

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