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Who Wears the Pants? Kickstarter Project Redefines Dad Jeans

Oh do I remember those days — the zombie blur of early mornings, when I’d drink milk out of a mug and pour coffee into a bottle, when I’d mash around the closet looking for something to wear for work and wonder whatever happened to all my clean clothes, when I’d lay there in bed, dreaming about hearing the baby cry only to realize I was wide awake … and the baby was crying.

There’s not much you can really do about most of that stuff. But, in hindsight, I could have at least had a better handle on my workaday office wardrobe.

This is why I’m in love with Stefan Loble’s Kickstarter project: Bluff Works. Fed up with having to clean and iron and maintain his work clothes after the birth of his son, Stefan had the idea to create his own pair of pants that would be just great for the office but not require so much … effort.

Says Stefan:

“What I came up with was a new pair of pants inspired by the travel clothes I wore overseas. The challenge was to make them look less goofy.”

Yes. A thousand times yes. I read that and knew just what he was talking about. I loved my Euro-hiking pants because I didn’t have to wash or even really think about them and there they were, ready for action. And yet … they were dorky looking. I’ll give you that. Yes, the comfort and hassle-free-ness of them made up for the dork factor. Sort of ….

But what if you could have a pair of pants that required no work, just like the travel pants, but also looked great and all at the same time when you need them most? When you have a new baby?

Yeah, I would have killed for a pair of Bluff pants. From the looks of his Kickstarter project — $80,000 raised so far — I’m not the only one.

So there you go. I’m helping to spread the word about a neat project by a cool dad who thought of the little things and hopes to score big. I can see these as the go-to new dad gift in years to come. Even though I don’t have a newborn in the house, I’m still thinking about a pair. One less thing to have to launder ….

Mike Adamick writes at Cry It Out!

Photo: Kickstarter’s Bluff Works

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