In Louisiana, Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman Denise Marcelle is asking the parish to support a public awareness campaign called “Low pants, no chance,” which is aimed at men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. And in Georgia, Dublin Mayor Phil Best will amend that town’s indecent exposure ordinance to include a provision that prohibits the wearing of pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips.
Of course, none of this is new news, as towns and cities across the country have either passed laws or attempted to do so, making criminal offenses of saggy pants. Many of these laws even come with fines and prison time for repeat offenses. But while the saggy pants may be a fashion faux paw for some, it does raise a valid question as to whether or not the government should be in the business of legislating good fashion sense.