Where to buy a pair of Stephen Colbert’s star-spangled trousers

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If this weekend’s Halloween revelry didn’t satisfy your desire for wearing eye-catching clothes, and the star-spangled trousers Stephen Colbert wore at Saturday’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ looked like something you might want to add to your own wardrobe, you’re in luck.

The shamelessly self-promoting folks at Betabrand made sure to let us know over the weekend that the comedian was clad in a pair of their USA pants (online only, $90).

The patriotic pants are made in San Francisco, and details include a star-motif waist button and red-and-white striped pocket bags and waistband liner.

And, as usual, the pants are worth checking out at the Betabrand site for entertainment value alone. The descriptions include: ‘Lovingly hand-stitched by the spectral fingers of Betsy Ross’ ghost,’ and ‘These colors don’t run (unless washed in hot water with white clothing.)’


To complete the outfit, I’d recommend the Florsheim for Duckie Brown Patriot Boot ($495) -- if you can find a pair (an update of a Florsheim style first made in 1945 to celebrate the end of World War II, the boots were made in a limited run of 1,945 pairs).

-- Adam Tschorn

Upper photo: Stephen Colbert, left, sporting a pair of Betabrand’s star-spangled USA pants during the ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ with Jon Stewart, right, in Washington. Credit: Kris Connor / Getty Images

Lower photo: A limited-edition Florsheim by Duckie Brown Patriot Boot. Credit: Florsheim by Duckie Brown