Atlanta calls in the Fashion Police to stop people wearing baggy pants in public

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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?

8 Comments

  • August 25, 2007

    Haley

    I was born and raised in Georgia and I think this is the best idea Atlanta’s ever had.

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  • August 25, 2007

    Robin Claire

    If they can’t wear baggy pants, they will find something else just as gross! What if they banned skinny jeans?! It’s not a fair ban.

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  • August 25, 2007

    xP

    good bye to those boxers-peeping-out-of-jeans look…and hello fashion 😀 best idea ever…just wish my school would implement something like that then i wouldn’t have to avert my eyes when the guy in front of me sits, showing his boxers and butt crack…nxt thing to ban…muscle tees…

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  • August 28, 2007

    Hells Bells

    Shouldn’t we then ban low rise jeans as it often shows your g-string? Or sheer tops showing your bra? Or white skirts where the colour of your knickers comes through? Or muffin top styling which I think is one of the most offensive fashion crimes ever?

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  • August 29, 2007

    xP

    shrugs…i don’t wear any of those options mentioned and well standing at 5’7″ and 92lb…i’m definitely not a muffin top…besides that’s a body shape problem…kinda hard to ban

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  • August 29, 2007

    Brianna

    I think the pigs should stay out of it.

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  • August 30, 2007

    FloridaGirl

    As a young woman said, “Clothes are not a crime.” Well, that depends on how one wears them, and WHERE one wears them! If you’re in your home, have at it…wear nothing for all I care. BUT, if I have to look at your BEEE-HIND bouncing in front of me as I walk down the street, honey, that’s a crime worth a fine at least! And the guys pulling up their pants with every step they take just so they can WALK…how ridiculous!! HOORAY for C.T. Martin and others who are TRYING to prepare these insecure kids for REAL life!!! I’ve always loved Atlanta…went to college there. This, perhaps, will be one action to give Atlanta back SOME of the city’s dignity. I wish this could happen in every city in the U.S. As for discriminating against blacks??!! I see just as many white insecure kids wearing their pants this way as black, so forget THAT argument. I do agree, the lower the pants, the lower the self-esteem. What a sad commentary for our communities! Our families are falling apart. (Or should I say, “falling down”???!!!!!)

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  • August 31, 2007

    Hells Bells

    Just to clarify, i don’t think curvy girls are unattractive (on the other hand I wish I had a bit of curves as I look like a boy…)or that they commit fashion crimes by having a bit of bum and belly and muffin top can be avoided by wearing the right size bottoms. That’s what I meant. Not that people should go on a diet and that it’s a body shape problem. (sorry, just didn’t want to seem like a cow)

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