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Alberta Premier Takes Home a Pair of Stanfield's Underwear From a Shopping Channel

(SNN) - The Premier of Alberta, Mr. Jim Prentice, took home a "fine pair of fitted underwear" from a shopping channel out of Arizona on Sunday.

During the YICU Channel 12 show, “Shop Till You Drop,” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Prentice placed the winning bid of $15.42 on a vintage pair of 1976 Stanfield's Underwear, sized medium, that had just finished an extended wash cycle and had been worn and passed on by the family of its original owner.

"I've been looking for a pair from '70, '75 or '76 for about five years and have been actively shopping for one for the past three years but I was looking for a particular one. Its is a really good sample from 1976, which is the year I joined the Progressive Conservative Party. It's a pair of underwear that I sort of remember from my early days in politics, days when you really needed a good pair holding you up," said Prentice, adding the pair will be on its way to Alberta this winter.

"Like all guys who grew up in rural Alberta, I love beer and good well worn pairs of tighty whiteys, so I always wanted to buy a pair of Stanfield's Underwear. This is the first pre-washed pair that I have purchased. It's the pair that I have always wanted and I finally found it."

Prentice said the underwear "has never been exposed to bad Canadian weather" and he plans to eventually give them to his grandson.

Prentice travelled on his own dime to Arizona following the conclusion of his government trip to Houston, Texas where he met with energy leaders.

The vintage underwear has a colonial white exterior with a dark stripe in the rear and all the options with double fold in the front, sturdy stretch elastic at the top. It has all new stitching and the original Stanfield's Limited label, "which really adds value," stated Prentice.

Stanfield's Limited is a Canadian garment manufacturer based in Truro, Nova Scotia. It first released its famous underwear in 1856.

Image: Some Rights Reserved by Premier Jim Prentice flickr photostream, The Sage nor the article endorsed. The original image can be found here.
Credit: The above is a parody of an Edmonton Sun story.

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