What’s the secret to a statesmanlike bearing? What makes a man feel truly confident, secure enough to lead the world in troubled times? The answer, according to Lyndon Baines Johnson, is simple:
Pants that fit “where my nuts hang… back to my bunghole.”
Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.
January 17, 2011
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President.
We at Put This On took the historic original audio and gave it to animator Tawd Dorenfeld, who created this majestic fantasia of bungholiana.
Enjoy this special treat from Put This On: LBJ Orders Pants. Then share it with a friend who loves pants.