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No mom jeans for Romney: Mitt's Levis, 34 waist, 34 leg

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mitt levi 1.jpeg Mitt Romney (from behind) campaigning at Pancakes Eggcetera in Rosemont on Friday. (Sun-Times photo by Brian Jackson)

Mitt Romney often wears jeans and the GOP presidential hopeful, who turned 65 last Monday, is very trim, the Chicago Sun-Times can report: On Friday Romney stumped in Rosemont in well worn classic 501 Levis--with a 34 waist and 34 leg.

Romney was wearing what appeared to be the straight leg "original fit" style-- not the baggy denims--derided as "mom jeans"-- that earned President Barack Obama scorn a few years ago.

Asked by NBC News' Meredith Vieira about the jeans he wore to throw out the first pitch at the 2009 All-Star baseball game, Obama said at the time, "Those jeans are comfortable,'' "For those of you who want your president to look great in his tight jeans, I'm sorry, I'm not the guy."

Maybe Romney is.

The super-rich Romney has struggled to relate to everyday folks--his recent comment, "I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," was seen as but one of many gaffes that cast him as out-of-touch.

But Romney's choice of the modestly price jeans make a statement that every man--and his significant other--can relate to.

The 501 Levis is one of the most popular and enduring Levi Strauss styles. Romney appeared to be wearing an the off-the-shelf version that sells for about $50.

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Mitt Romney in his 501 Levis campaigning at Pancakes Eggcetera in Rosemont on Friday. (Sun-Times photo by Brian Jackson)

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