LBJ Orders Haggar Slacks To Keep His Knife And Change In His Pockets And His Genitals In Check
To my knowledge, no one participating in our 2010 Presidents Day festivities will be going as LBJ, and that’s just too bad. No matter what you feel towards LBJ’s politics, positive or negative, you have to appreciate his directness and attention to details. Of course, I am speaking of how he orders his slacks.
All presidents wore pants of some type. All of them put their leg in one at a time. However, I’m not sure if they all had such attention to details like long pockets so “when you sit down in a chair, the knife and your money” doesn’t come out. This wonderful audio tape of LBJ talking, not just to some sales associate, but to Joseph Haggar the owner of Haggar clothing about his desire for “real lightweight” slacks in several colors proves LBJ knew just what he wanted. Most photos of LBJ are black and white which is too bad, because his specificity of asking for “almost powder color, like a powder on a lady’s face” suggests he was a man who carefully chose the pigments he wore. Additionally, LBJ offers such interesting details as how the crotch of the pants can sometimes be “a little too tight . . . where [his] nuts hang” and that the pants need adjusted because they’re “like riding a wire fence.”
I highly suggest you take the time to listen to the 2 minute conversation and consider the attire of one of the 20th century’s Presidential icons.
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