Skywire Walker Nik Wallenda Gets His Tightrope-Walking Jeans Named For Him

06/24/2013 at 01:44 PM ET

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If you were among the many who tuned in to see Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon without a harness, you may have noticed something unusual about his outfit.

And if you hopped onto Twitter to follow along, you may have noticed that lots of people were commenting on the same thing — and your feed looked something like this:

Tons of people logged on to express their disbelief that Wallenda was attempting the perilous stunt while wearing a pair of blue jeans. Bootcut blue jeans, at that.

And as it turns out, he wouldn’t have worn anything else.

“I was wearing Buffalo Jeans, which is my favorite brand of jeans,” he told radio DJs Scott and Todd of N.Y.’s WPLJ. “They are very, very comfortable and they are just perfect for walking the wire.”

Wallenda sported the $99 “Six” style, which is being renamed for him. And we think this is a true victory for dad jeans worldwide — though most dads aren’t likely to attempt a similar stunt in their loose-fitting denim.

Tell us: What did you think of Wallenda’s stunt? Were you shocked he was in jeans?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Denim , Guy Style
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Mary on

That’s awesome. I hope the company gave him several pairs of jeans for FREE

Jake Gyllenhaal's Latest Beard on

I love how People turns “stories” into advertisements…*Insert sarcasm here.*

sandy on

true lovers of jeans wear nothing else! that company must be ecstatic! I would put him in a commercial or ad campaign.

Tara on

omg i commented about his jeans too! guess cool people think alike.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I am so happy that the stunt went well and just shocked at the jeans! I think that the jeans company should gift him several free pair for sure- what a plug!

Rolyat on

No wonder he got across the tight rope so fact. Could his pants have been any tighter ? you could see his Ginger bread and the men.

Laurie on

I’m pretty sure he thanked Jesus for those pants too!

Sylvia Tarvers Weston on

I couldn’t take my eyes off of him and the stunt, all the while thinking I couldn’t watch another second. He is either very, very brave or he just depends on Jesus & God to see him through every stunt he decides to attempt. I was impressed by the fact that he said had he fallen, he would have been strong enough to hang from the wire until he was rescued. That is a very confident man and that is very sexy!

Phyllis on

Yes, I thought that was an odd outfit! I was expecting to have on a unitard! Like they wear at the Circus! :)

.... on

On the main page, I had to read the headline about three times before I could make sense of it. Now I have no idea who this guy is, so it is all moot.

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