I just walked into a room full of people wearing paper bag jeans.
This is what it felt like: You know, I was wearing my jeans for a year, I wore them for two years, I wear them now.
This one guy’s wearing them for a week, and the next guy’s not.
And the next one’s wearing a pair for the rest of the week.
But, like, I don’t know.
It’s just an uncomfortable way of life.
It makes me feel bad.
The thing is, when I do wear my paper bag pants, it feels really good.
I get to wear my jeans again.
But I also feel like I’m putting a big dent in my budget, I’m kind of wearing my pants out on the street, and I have to do some research on my credit cards and things.
I mean, this is a lifestyle that I want to live.
And I’m going to have to take it on the chin.
And, you know, if you are going to wear these pants, they need to be in a paper bag.
I have a feeling I’m just going to keep doing it, and then I’ll have to stop.
I’m not saying, “Let’s get rid of this,” but, you get me out of this.
You know what, I can’t really do much about it, but I want you to know that I think that maybe I should just get rid to get back to living my life as if it’s still possible to have this kind of lifestyle.
It feels like the right thing to do, but maybe I need to just do it.
[Applause] Now, I think the first thing that I would say is that the people that wear these jeans have to be able to take care of themselves.
I don: I don;t think I’m gonna sit in my office all day with my pants on, I know.
And it doesn’t really matter if you’re wearing a suit or not, I mean if you wear jeans, then you need to wear a suit.
It doesn’t matter if they’re made in Japan or not.
You need to put them on, because you’re going to be wearing them everywhere, and that’s a life decision.
And so, the jeans need to look good, and if they don’t, then I need you to wear pants.
It has to be comfortable.
It needs to be clean.
And there is one place where it does matter, because this is the kind of work environment that I love.
I love the fact that I have people who work in my building and I can come into their office and work from home, and they have this place that is so clean and they just go out and eat and go to the gym.
And they have these really nice, very modern clothes, and you know that it’s really, really nice.
And you see all these really smart people walking around the building.
And every day, I would like to say, “I just love the people working in this building, I really love the way they do things.”
And I know it’s not like, you can walk in and say, I just love working here.
You have to say: Oh, it’s a good job.
I just work here.
But this is just, for me, the right way to go.
[laughter] So, it really does make me want to wear those jeans, but, obviously, I am still gonna be wearing my old jeans.
It just takes some getting used to, you have to get used to the fact, but it’s just like, “Well, I feel like, when you wear these, you’re not really living in this world, you are still living in a world where we have to wear jeans and we have some kind of weird, weird idea of what to wear.
And we have this weird idea that we should be wearing these, and, you understand, that’s how I feel.”
And so I just want to say to everyone that is wearing these jeans, “Hey, look at me.
I am just like you.
You can wear your jeans, and it doesn;t mean that you have a responsibility to look cool.”
I’m still gonna wear my old jean.
[applause, cheers] And, again, I love working in the building, but these things have got to stop, and so I am going to go back to wearing them and I am gonna make sure that I’m really going to look great.
So, yeah, I have just had to get rid and I want people to stop wearing them.
[inaudible] And also, for people who don’t like the jeans, there’s a website, The New Jean Institute, that you can go to, and there’s people who wear these and they say, well, you shouldn’t wear them.
And that’s true. And then