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Dear Duluth Trading Company

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

February 11, 2011

Duluth Trading Company
P.O. Box 200
Belleville, WI 53508-0200

Dear Duluth Trading Company,

Recently I heard a tape of President Lyndon B. Johnson ordering a pair of pants from Joe Haggar. The President was very specific as to what he wanted in a pair of pants:

And another thing - the crotch, down where your nuts hang - is always a little too tight, so when you make them up, give me an inch that I can let out there, uh because they cut me, it’s just like riding a wire fence. These are almost, these are the best I’ve had anywhere in the United States. But, uh when I gain a little weight they cut me under there. So, leave me, you never do have much of margin there. See if you can’t leave me an inch from where the zipper ends, round, under my, back to my bunghole, so I can let it out there if I need to.

Well, immediately I thought what the President really needed was a pair of your Men’s USA-made 5-Pocket Ballroom Jeans! (By the way I love the “ballroom” pun!) Regardless of what Thomas Jefferson or the Declaration of Independence may say, not all men are created equal (if you know what I mean!). Many of us have the exact same problem as LBJ, many of us need your “hidden crotch gusset.” It’s too bad you can’t go back in time and send LBJ a pair, but what I thought you should do is send President Obama a pair. I’m not sure whether Obama is built like me or LBJ, but still it’d be funny, and everyone could use another pair of pants!

By the way I wear a 38/32.


Christopher L. Jorgensen

p.s. I’m not sure why you have a man kicking a donkey on your website. Animal cruelty is seldom funny.

Image of a man crouching behind a donkey.


Duluth Trading Co
Designed and Tested by Tradesmen

February 14, 2011

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Mr. Jorgenson:

Thank you so very much for the humorous words of your recent letter concerning our ballroom jeans.  We sincerely appreciate hearing from our customers and I will be happy to forward this to our creative team.  I know they will enjoy it!

I sincerely appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to write to us and send such a nice greeting.  Thanks for making our day brighter.  Please contact us if we can ever assist you further in any way.



Dawn Lynch
Customer Service









Scan of the letter from the Duluth Trading Company.


Note: Address has been updated to reflect my current P.O. Box.

First, watch this:

Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.

This letter is nearly perfect. It was the fastest response I’ve ever gotten. Five day turn around, and you can tell Dawn read my letter (and thought it was funny). Hand signed on decent letterhead. Nearly perfect. She did spell my name wrong, but I’ll forgive her if she sends Obama a pair of pants.

If you’re wanting to sponsor a letter this one is still open. The Duluth Trading Company didn’t really buy an ad on my site. I hotlinked their ad so I’d show up in their weblogs. (Their web guy needs to know my site exists.)

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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