“Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places. At the extreme end, wearing pants low enough to show boxers or bare buttocks in one small Louisiana town means six months in jail and a $500 fine. A crackdown also is being pushed in . And in , getting caught with your pants down may soon result in not only a fine, but a city worker assessing where your life is headed.
“Are they employed? Do they have a high school diploma? It’s a wonderful way to redirect at that point,” said Trenton Councilwoman Annette Lartigue, who is drafting a law to outlaw saggy pants. “The message is clear: We don’t want to see your backside.”
I am not a fan of the saggy pants look. It always looked ridiculous to me, but I haven’t viewed it as being a huge problem either. Apparently others do because there is a growing movement to end the sag.
It seems like a bad case of misplaced priorities to me. If they had to pick on one aspect of fashion to go after I’d do something about body modification. Like the guy in the picture below. Why oh why would you do that.