When I first saw the headline “Fashionistas pan Obama’s mom jeans” on CNN.com this morning, my inner journalist said, “Man, it must be a slow news day” while my inner fashion editor said, “Oh no, she didn’t!”After all, the woman has pretty cutting-edge style–no way she’d even consider having those high-waisted, bubble-butt and camel-toe inducing, tapered-leg monstrosities in her closet.
Turns out the fashion offender was Barack, not Michelle. Apparently the object of ridicule was a pair of mom jean-esque pants that he wore during the ceremonial first pitch at the Major League Baseball All-Star game in St. Louis last night:
First of all, come on. Mom jeans? They look more like those awful Seinfeld jeans of the 90s. At least the man didn’t wear blinding white marshmallow sneakers along with them. Still, you be the judge. Are they or aren’t they mom jeans? Here’s an educational video to help you decide:
Still. Pretty bad. But, because I think he’s pretty hot stuff, I’ll forgive this sartorial misstep. As long as he doesn’t start wearing these:
…Obama’s still ok in my book.