July 21, 2009

Obama: Tight jeans not for me

U.S. President Barack Obama said his wife Michelle is the fashion icon in the family and the baggy jeans he wore to a recent baseball game prove it.

Told on the Today show he has been widely skewered by the fashion police because of the dad jeans he donned for the All-Star Game last week, Obama acknowledged, Yes, I think they were cracking on my jeans.

Do you want to defend the pants? interviewer Meredith Vieira asked Obama on Tuesday's edition of Today.

No. 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, he said. I hate to shop. Those jeans are comfortable. And for those of you who, you know, want your president to, you know, look great in his tight jeans, I'm sorry, I'm not the guy.

So, no low riders for you? Vieira inquired cheekily.

Sorry. Yes, it just doesn't fit me. I'm not 20, Obama replied.