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NBC News and MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki has officially ascended to that hallowed level of fame: style influencer. The Diet Coke-guzzling election analyst emerged as a star on election night, dispensing takes over a shockingly long period of time in what appeared to be the same khakis-and-tie outfit. A grateful nation watched with joy—and perhaps a little bit of pants envy. The Gap khakis he copped to owning multiple pairs of on-air Wednesday are now experiencing a surge in sales.

A Gap spokesperson told the Today show that Kornacki’s devotion to the pants led to a “dramatic increase in online traffic and within a day, we saw around 90% unit sale increase online.” The specific pair of pants are Gap’s modern khakis (either straight or slim fit) in Palomino brown, according to the Strategist.

Kornacki’s wardrobe choice is a win for the enduring appeal and comfort of khakis. I won’t speak for the nation, but what this viewer loves about Kornacki’s khakis is how boring they are, toeing the line between acceptable and frumy. In the midst of a radically polarized election that took several days to wrap up (and is still plagued by the president’s unfounded claims of fraud), Kornacki served as an even-keeled and energetic therapist for much of the country. He and his khakis emanated a seriousness and authority that was sorely missing from the rest of this process.

Kornacki’s anti-fashion statement helped him win over viewers. “I like this guy,” comedian Leslie Jones said in a video posted to Twitter. “This is how I like my reporters to look: disheveled and concerned. He ain’t got no jacket on, he don’t give a fuck about his tie. He got on—I don’t even know what kind of pants—I think they’re Gap. He don’t give a fuck, all he give a fuck about is: I’m finna tell you these numbers.” Jones’s jokes bely some incisive fashion commentary: In an era when we spend most waking moments reminding ourselves to unclench our jaws, it makes sense that we’d celebrate the most boring pants on the planet.

Article written by Cam Wolf #GQ