Those Darned Baggy Pants!!
People from the very, very young to waaaayyyyy too old are sporting the trendy look of prison culture that is now considered main stream fashion. Indeed, fashion trends come and go, but one that has definitely had staying power is the Baggy pants, or Sag. Just as some of our parents opposed rock and roll and the mini-skirt, parents today are forced to endure the wearing of baggy pants.
The people of Terribonne Parish, La, have apparently had enough and recently voted 8-1 in favor of outlawing the popular look. According to an internet article by Zach Walton, WWLTV via Huff Post, the ordinance says that “appearing in public view while exposing one’s skin or undergarments below the waist is contrary to safety, health, peace and good order of the parish and the general welfare.” It was said that baggy pants are obviously the greatest threat to decency since rock and roll and mini-skirts.
Those in opposition of the law agree that baggy pants are not the most tasteful in fashion, however, they argue that legislation of fashion leads to legislating morality, and is an example of government overreach. Despite opposition, the town expects the Parish president will sign the anti-baggy pants ordinance into law.
Under the new ordinance, increasingly more expensive fines for each offense will be given to those in violation, with the first being $50, the second $100, and every offense after that will be $100 plus 16 hours of community service.
Oh, there are so many questions... I definitely would appreciate your thoughts. Have you had it with the baggy look? Do you think baggy pants should be outlawed? Do you think it requires government intervention to stop people from wearing them? Is it an infringement on citizen's rights? Do you like the look, and why?
My personal opinion: I have never liked the look, and don't find it cute or attractive in any form whether worn by toddlers, the old men who are trying to hold on to their youth, and everybody in between. IJS