What is it with these network news people and their habit of repeating pants? First Anderson Cooper confesses to only washing his jeans four times a year, and now NBC foreign correspondent Michelle Kosinski has been donning the same pair of trousers for nearly two weeks and documenting the adventure on her Facebook page.
To be fair, Kosinski is in Pretoria, South Africa covering the Oscar Pistorius murder case — not exactly the kind of situation that requires frequent costume changes — but surely she could have stuffed another pair in her suitcase. In any case, if she plans on sticking around through the trial, we hope she manages to track down another pair somehow. Maybe she should take a cue from Cooper and buy the kind of APC denim that is only supposed to be washed every few months.
UPDATE: Kosinki has written a detailed piece about her sartorial saga over on TODAY. As it turns out, she packed for the trip while under the impression that she’d be taking a quick jaunt to snowy Amsterdam. Surprise! Off to sunny South Africa for a much longer assignment, during which she wouldn’t exactly have the time to go shopping or get dry cleaning done. And, if you’re curious, the pants are by Ralph Lauren Black Label and sound very resilient indeed.
See Kosinski’s latest pants update below: