Dateline, London - The leather smallclothes worn by George Washington sold at auction today for €7,350 ($11,440), the most ever paid for Presidential breeches. Daryl McWilliams of Bishop's Stortford, Herts., has been collecting Washington memorabilia for more than 20 years, and says that these buff deerskin pants will have a prized place in his collection. "I don't have a set of his false teeth, yet", said Mr. McWilliams, "bit these pants had a front seat at history. It gives you chills."
In addition to the President's leather pants, McWilliam's collection includes the corset Washington wore as a young man to maintain the broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted physique that was so desirable for men of his station. "Washington was a big man, especially for that time", said McWilliams. "These leather breeches are so tight, they leave little to the imagination. They fit him like a second skin. Maybe that's why the Father of your Country had no children of his own."
I rather doubt you'll ever see a story like this about Washington's hot pants in the MSM. Definitely in poor taste. We prefer to snicker instead about Queen Victoria's enormous crotchless knickers being bought at auction by a woman from Canada. Jolly good, what?