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Obama on his dad, nerd or frumpy (not tight) jeans

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I thought the main fashion statement President Obama made when he threw the ceremonial first pitch out at the recent All Star Game was over the White Sox jacket he wore. Obama's jeans, which did not strike me as one way or the other, however, were criticized. On NBC's "Today Show" on Tuesday, Obama, asked about the jeans, said First Lady Michelle was the stylish one and he is just "frumpy."

"Here's my attitude. Michelle, she looks fabulous. I'm a little frumpy. You know, basically up until a few years ago, I only had four suits. She used to tease me because they'd get really shiny. I hate to shop. Those jeans are comfortable. And for those of you who want your president to, you know, look great in his tight jeans, I'm sorry, I'm not the guy."

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PRESIDENT OBAMA: I did.
MS. VIEIRA: People teased you a little bit. I thought you did very well with that. But then the fashion police went after your jeans.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Yeah, I heard they were.....on my jeans.
MS. VIEIRA: Dad jeans; called them nerd jeans. You are married to one of the most fashionable --
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Right.
MS. VIEIRA: -- women in the world. Do you want to defend the pants?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: No.
MS. VIEIRA: No?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Here's my attitude. Michelle, she looks fabulous. I'm a little frumpy. You know, basically up until a few years ago, I only had four suits. She used to tease me because they'd get really shiny. I hate to shop. Those jeans are comfortable. And for those of you who want your president to, you know, look great in his tight jeans, I'm sorry, I'm not the guy.
MS. VIEIRA: So no low riders for you or anything.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Sorry. It just doesn't fit me

9 Comments

"it's not his choice of jeans that concerns me...

It amuses me that the media criticizes the pointlessness of a story concerning the pointlessness of writing about Obamas pants,
yet they still write about it, thus just feeding the fire of the pointless subject.
Of all the REAL news in the world, it is depressing that the media would focus on something so pointless as Obamas pants. What has happened to the world? We are all retarded. RIP Humanity

When an overwhelming number of Americans - say 90% can't tell you what torte reform means or where in the world Kosovo is or who it the Russian Prime Minister is. Jeans should be the last topic we focus on. I am ashamed of our priorities in this country.

Black people don't wear tight ball-hugging jeans. That looks gay to us.

The reason Obama looks awful in casual clothes is that he has a high waist- a very unmanly feature, second only to a pear shape. He should try a low-rise jean to camoflauge this flaw.

Hooper, when you say 'gay' do you mean bad, or good?

Don't use words that aren't appropriate.

who cares, did you really expect him to wear some gay skin tight sevens as president of the united states? amazing what people are focusing on, I'm more concerned with the fact that his is trying to raise my taxes another 6 points.

Hooper, that was humourous and asinine at the same time.

Mature men basically do NOT wear tight jeans. I don't think it has any thing to do with ethncity.

But I understand your point.

Who cares...It was a friggen baseball game!!!!Im not sure why this is news worthy material!!! He wasnt at work for crying out loud!!!!!!

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