LBJ Needs Pants

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Today I bring you a remarkable historical document -- complete with animation to make it even more bizarre. In 1964, President Lyndon Baines Johnson needed some pants. So he called up the folks at Haggar (who had previously made him some excellent pants) and ordered more. What's remarkable about this is not just that this call was recorded (as we now know, this was common practice at the time) -- it's that LBJ was a real straight shooter when it came to ordering pants. You wanna know how the president orders himself some pants? Well, you're gonna watch this here video and find out. (The animation was done by Tawd Dorenfeld, and the audio is from The White House Tapes.) Warning: NSFW because it contains LBJ uttering the words "crotch," "bunghole," and, um, a reference to why he needs the inseam extended.

Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.

(Via the excellent mens' clothing series Put This On.)

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