Skip to comments.A history of creased pants and shopworn ideas for David Brooks and other trouser jockeys
Posted on 02/13/2010 11:02:50 AM PST by Silly
Today Matt Patterson takes on The New York Times David Brooks for his infatuation with Obama and the limits of [Brooks] understanding. The jumping off point for his piece at Big Government is Brooks continued fascination with Obamas perfectly creased pants.
So let us jump off Obamas lap and begin this discussion with a bit of history.
You are likely not aware that trousers with creases were once sneered at. They announced to everyone that your pants were store bought creased from sitting on a store shelf, a sign they were factory-made and of inferior quality. Those werent creases they were permanent wrinkles.
Really nice clothes dont come from a factory or off a store shelf; they are bespoke, expressly for you, by a tailor who begins with fine materials and finishes each detail with skill. Any tailor who goes out of his way to steam a permanent crease in your pants is either a poor tailor, or a tailor who is trying to appeal to the class-conscious, the nouveau riche, and people who generally dont know a lot about clothes.
But I dont give a tinkers cuss about Obamas pants. Its his ideas I am worried about. David Brooks should be worried, too, instead of running his hands up and down the presidents leg admiringly, like some trouser jockey.
(Excerpt) Read more at loudcitizen.org ...
Maybe Brooks and Mathews should get together and discuss Obama’s pants and tinglie leg feelings ....
Seems obvious that David Brooks should be working in haberdashery.
Or a place where “I need a price check and a void” are commonly heard.
You know, you are probably right.
Brooks is a Vichy Republican whose only core value is to remain invited to the next DC/NYC/Boston cocktail party.
He fetches Tom Friedman’s coffee in the hopes that he will be viewed by the Hoity Toity Northeast Crowd with the same awe.
Parody rockumentary The Rutles gay manager Leggy Mountbatten, the fictional counterpart of the Beatles gay manager Brian Epstein, hated the music of the band but fell in love with the Rutle’s creased pants.
lol love those creased pants kthxbai
A Vichy Republican... Thats funny!
“And if David Brooks were a man of true intellect, and not a product of Ivy League factories”
Actually, David Brooks is NOT a product of Ivy League factories. He has a degree in history from UChicago which he, and everyone he hobnobs with is NOT in the Ivy League (moreover, a large fraction of his fellow hobnobbers sport graduate or professional degrees in law, journalism, business or public policy—yet another credential he is lacking). His obvious inferiority complex on this point is reflected in a pathetic propensity to kiss up to anyone like Obama who has manage to secure a sheepskin of any type from any of the institutions in this “insider club.” If Obama merely had an undergraduate history degree from Chicago, Brooks likely would view him as unfit for the presidency. Everything the man writes about Obama thus must be taken with a bowling ball size serving of salt.
Wow, good to know.