Louisiana town bans baggy pants – Fashion Police salutes them

Baggy_pants_fashioncrime So, the Louisiana town of Delcambre has made it a crime to be seen wearing baggy pants. In fact, it’s not just baggy pants they’re targeting: it’s now illegal for anyone to be seen in public there "in dress not becoming to his or her sex, or any indecent exposure of his or her person or undergarments."

Now, baggy pants are covered under the "exposure of undergarments" clause, but really, that "unbecoming to his or her sex" is a catch-all for everything, isn’t it? Crocs, for instant, aren’t becoming to anyone. Neither are harem pants. Or pretty much anything Kirsten Dunst wears lately. Where will it end? Will the Louisiana police force become a REAL Fashion Police? Should we be worried?

All joking aside, we’re not sure it’s a great idea to actually arrest people for their fashion choices. Sure, we pretend to do it here, but the key word in that sentence is "pretend". To actually lock people up over their choice of denim seems a bit much, really, no?

Also: if all of Louisiana makes it illegal to flash your underwear in public, does that mean Britney can never go home again?

6 Comments

  • August 23, 2007

    baggy pants wearer

    This is horrible, no one should be able to ban/criminalize wearing any piece of clothing. this is ridiculous, why cant people be accepting of what others wear, this isnt 1950 any more if the old people dont like it than tuff, if the younger generation doesnt like it tuff, this is America you can do what you want for the most part. To have a ban of clothing is not only unamerican. Whats next, a ban on wearing anyting not made in america?

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  • September 17, 2007

    booo

    I really feel sorry for anyone born to the black race in the world but particularly in America.If you feel unfairly treated an speak out, whites tell you to “stop pulling the race card”.Bringing criminality in connection with baggy jeans is a decision every one has to make for themselves.Just like taking a lady who shows pretty much half of her breast hanging out her bra for a prostitute.And what does decency have to do withy baggy pants in a country where celebrities in the likes of Britney spears and Paris Hilton show of their Vaginas in public?What about all the naked skin in the Ads? What about all the exhibitionism on MTV?All the Tanga showing?What about a law banning homosexual activities in public because our children might be encouraged into taking this unnatural sexual inclination…which many kids by the way use as a form of rebellion against the societal norms and parental control?
    Taking off baggy jeans from the streets to make America more safe?…hahahahahah!!!! Tell that to a 2yrear old child.
    What about banning gun-possesion? Kids have shot their parents to death, students have shot and killed their collegues…every american has a gun that is just waiting to be used, and often get used.Just look at the death toll in America.Was it a baggy jeans wearing gang member who massacered 33 students at virginia Tech? Or maybe the 32-year-old Carl Charles Roberts IV was wearing baggy jeans and showing off his pants when he shot 10 girls between 6 and 13 years of age? Or wait ….maybe Jeff Weise, 16,( killed grandfather and companion, then arrived at school where he killed a teacher, a security guard, 5 students, and finally himself, leaving a total of 10 dead) was a baggy jeans wearing gang member?
    Many ethical and decency laws in America have one thing in common.They are a way to impose the interests of the prodominantly white and very powerful upper class, while cracking down on low life commons….prodominantly minorities.Whats next? a law banning Gothics from dressing the way they do? Or maybe a law banning whites fronm shaving their heads low and wearing big black boots because they look like German nazi skinnheads?What about Britney paying a fine for going to the club without any underwear flashing her vagina for millions to see? Not only blacks are the target here but all americans. It is just the begining of america falling under the irony of its own laws.Be careful!!! I can already see blacks being banned from wearing dreadlocks: it makes them look shabby and criminal…I can promise you this….Things will get far worse …its time to fight back….some times war is actually the only way to peace.And to racist people I HOPE A BLACK PERSON IS THE PARENT OF YOUR MIXED GRANDCHILD::::

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  • September 27, 2007

    Impressed

    As a well educated yet dreadlock sporting black woman I have to say kudos to you for your comments. Often I believe that the majority somehow overlooks the implications of the laws and decisions they make. You cited so many valid cases in which baggy pants have nothing to do with the crime at hand.
    What has always concerned me is this country loves to misdirect their power. As an alternative to making laws about baggy pants (which are sold by most major retailers as a fit of denim jeans) how about we focus on real issues that can improve the quality of life for our citizens. How low your pants hang is as trivial as it can get. Let’s focus on universal healthcare and education for a start these are issues that touch and effect every person in this nation. Maybe we can do more for gun control in this country where getting a gun is as easy as getting a library card.
    We put leaders in control who are so out of control and unable to lead. They come with agenda’s very different then those we supported to put them in power. We believe we are a great nation but we have ceased living up to our potential. We no longer take strides as a great society, which inspires other nations to want to model themselves after us. We have become a nation of wasted talent that has unlimited potential, which in our case is a deadly mix.
    WE have so much work to do in this country and could accomplish so much more if we focused our attention towards improving quality of life for everyone rather then pacifying some with political agenda’s that accomplish nothing.

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  • April 8, 2008

    tess watson

    wtf!! tess watson is outraged!

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  • April 4, 2009

    Serinde

    ‘thou shalt not show thy undies’.
    seriously, knee high jeans with armpit boxers is pretty much a plumber’s crack dontcha recon?
    may be they shouldnt be declared illeagal, per se, maybe they should be offered counciling or something

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  • May 26, 2009

    Dat_dude

    I wear baggy pants… they just some grumpy old men -_-‘ its not like some privates…..

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