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Man Loses Pants But Gains NYT's Attention

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hide captionAn example of someone who took his pants seriously. Roy Pearson, center, in 2008 unsuccessfully sued a dry cleaners for $54 million for losing his pants.

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We've all lost items of clothing that meant something to us. I'm still looking for the coat to a khaki suit I bought last year and wore maybe twice before it went missing. If you see it, let me know.

But some people take such losses harder and their searches for the missing item further than the rest of us.

Take Adam Grosetti of Brooklyn who, the New York Times recently told us, has been searching the streets of New York City for a pair of pants he lost a few weeks ago.

In his effort to find his beloved pants, he posted fliers like those people post for missing pets. The Times' Manny Fernandez wrote:

Mr. Grossetti put his cellphone number on the fliers, but no one called. The next day, he saw a family standing around one of his fliers. They were laughing out loud. When they walked away, he tore it down.

Grossetti isn't the most extreme case of this type of pants attachment we've heard of. That prize would go to Roy Pearson, the Washington, D.C. man who a few years ago unsuccessfully and infamously sued a dry cleaners for $54 million for losing his pants.

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