08/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Robin Givhan: Obama's Grandpa Jeans Were A Sad Sack

Tight jeans are not the point. They are not even on the table. No one wants to see that. But for a president who has prided himself on his forward-looking philosophy, on his embrace of the new, on his youthful vitality and on his ability to project an air of reassuring cool in the face of economic meltdown, those sad-sack, grandpa jeans were off message.

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