In many ways this is a longstanding American tradition.

Most cameras only shoot interviews from the waist up, after all, so why waste your precious energy wearing actual pants?

Legendary journalist Robert Pierpoint got it right, though in fairness, this was more the product of necessity than choice. It was a breaking news story that prevented him from wearing proper pants on the White House lawn.

And now onto Ezekiel Elliott. No breaking news story here, but he went with the no-pants look anyway, presumably for convenience sake.

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