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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

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    Conservative Smackdown: Forever in Blue Jeans

    By Kyle | April 19, 2009

    George Will is anti-blue jeans. I have a massive amount of respect for the guy, but I think his age is showing here. Blue jeans are simply the most comfortable, durable option in below-the-waist wear…and America has become a better place in accepting blue jeans in almost any situation. Michelle Malkin defends blue jeans here.

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    One Response to “Conservative Smackdown: Forever in Blue Jeans”

    1. K Says:
      April 20th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

      Is it too much to hope that the title of Will’s piece was “The Wrong Trousers”?

      As someone who doesn’t own anything other than blue jeans, I think Will msy have a point. Blue jeans as a standard started during the 60s as the children of the elite needed a style that made clear their urgent solidarity with the “working class”. Now it’s become just another shabby party uniform, unless you happen to shovel manure for a living.