In Delcambre, La., showing your skivvies is about to come with criminal consequences, thanks to a new ordinance that prohibits residents from wearing low-hanging pants. Saggy-trousered offenders may be fined $500 and risk 6 months in jail. “They’re better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress,” the mayor says of the low-riders.
Some residents say the new law has racial overtones, and liberal bloggers are having a field day dissecting ethnic fashion codes. But the mayor promises the ban is an equal-opportunity one: “White people wear sagging pants, too."