Remember the Louisiana town that banned baggy pants earlier this year, claiming they were indecent and offensive? At the time, we saluted them (because baggy pants just ain’t cool, no matter which way you look at it), but now that Atlanta is considering following suit, I’m not so sure that it’s a great idea to make actual laws about what people can and can’t wear. Sure, we talk about Crimes of Fashion all the time here, but is it really such a great idea to make certain clothes illegal?
The debate in Atlanta, of course, has nothing to do with fashion and everything to do with decency: councilman C.T. Martin, who sounds like he’d be a whole lot of fun at a party, says that baggy pants are becoming an "epidemic" and that he wants to see an end to young people walking around "half-dressed". (Apparently old people are good to walk around dressed any way they like.)
What do you think? Should the real police be allowed to arrest people for Crimes of Fashion, or should they just leave it up to Fashion Police officers, like us?