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Man Asks Internet to Help Him Find His Pants. It Does

'I enjoyed myself thoroughly'

(Newser) - The internet is an amazing invention that puts all the world's knowledge at your fingertips. It can also help you find your pants. CBC reports Canadian man Andy Gaudry was visiting Halifax last Friday for his grandma's 80th birthday when he went out "gallivanting" with some cousins.... More »

Your Hot Winter Trend: Frozen Pants

Minnesotans have a lot of time on their hands

(Newser) - This winter, the hottest viral trend is frozen pants. Fox News reports 61-year-old Tom Grotting of Minnesota started dipping jeans in water and holding them upright while they froze a few years ago. Grotting's frozen pants found their way to Facebook this year, and now others are joining in... More »

Mississippi Town Declares War on Baggy Pants

50 signs ordered by Laurel police department to combat saggy trousers

(Newser) - Take heed, young people of Laurel, Miss. Law enforcement is ready to fight the scourge in your town: saggy pants. The police department is set to adorn the town with 50 signs that read, "Pull up your pants. No one wants to see your underwear," with a pic... More »

World's Oldest Pair of Pants Found

They were probably worn by ancient horse riders in China

(Newser) - Archaeologists working at an ancient graveyard in western China have unearthed what they say is the oldest pair of pants ever found, reports Science News . In fact, they found two pairs, and the clothing items are not only functional but relatively stylish. The wool pants were found with the remains... More »

Paris Women Now Legally Allowed to Wear Pants

Minister of women's rights revokes archaic law

(Newser) - No more skirting the issue: A French official announced Friday that women are legally allowed to wear pants in Paris, Global Post reports. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the minister of women's rights, revoked a little-noticed 200-year-old law banning the practice: "This law is incompatible with the principles of equality between... More »

William Shatner's Pants Fall Down at LAX Security

'Most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me,' actor says

(Newser) - Maybe the Priceline Negotiator should start advertising for belts. William Shatner's pants slipped down at airport security, treating dozens of onlookers to a view of the former Captain Kirk's undergarments. He had been chosen for an individual security check and was wearing baggy clothes, the San Francisco Chronicle... More »

Capitol Cops Steaming About Shorts Ban

Officers at the Capitol building say pants hold them back

(Newser) - Apparently, cops aren't above the law when it comes to crimes of fashion. Officers assigned to the Capitol are upset with a top brass decision to ban them from wearing shorts. Union reps say the decision was made because cops carrying automatic rifles don't look imposing in shorts,... More »

Guys, Your Pants Are Lying to You

Think your waist is 36 inches? Think again.

(Newser) - Bad news, boys: Your pants aren't being entirely honest with you. Abram Sauer came to this "devastating realization" while trying on size 36 pants in H&M, only to wonder why they were so tight. The answer? Vanity sizing, as it's called by pants manufacturers. H&M's size 36... More »

Indonesia Cops Hunt Down Women in Jeans

Police stop 18 women, confiscate pants

(Newser) - Religious police in Indonesia are cracking down on denim. During a raid yesterday,18 women caught riding motorbikes wearing headscarves and jeans were taken into custody and given long skirts to wear. Police also confiscated their pants. "I am not wearing sexy outfits, but they caught me like a... More »

NY Ads Crack Down on Saggy Pants

Pull 'em up, says disgusted Brooklyn senator

(Newser) - A Brooklyn politician has launched a billboard ad campaign slamming the growing cheekiness of saggy pants. "We're better than this!" screams the ads that urge residents to "Stop the Sag." The billboards feature photos of the backsides of two young men with pants so low that... More »

Full Moon Illuminates Bears-Eagles Game

Wide receiver unintentionally moons crowd

(Newser) - As if losing to the Eagles wasn't enough, Devin Hester mooned the Sunday Night Football audience on national TV last night. In the fourth quarter of Philadelphia's 24-20 victory, the Bears receiver was going for a pass from Jay Cutler when Eagle Dmitri Patterson grabbed a little more than he... More »

Old Paris Law Still Stands: No Pants for Women

1800s rule prohibits ladies from 'dressing like men'

(Newser) - Turns out fashion-forward Paris has some rather retro regulations. Namely, a ban on women wearing pants. It's the type of law associated with the Sudan, not the Champs-Elysées, but more than 200 years after it was enacted by the city's police chief, the law stands. But today's cops may... More »

Sudan Woman Tried for Pants Gets Fined, Not Flogged

Lubna Hussein plans appeal to country's constitutional court

(Newser) - The Sudanese woman arrested in July for wearing pants has been fined around $200 but will not receive the 40 lashes once threatened, CNN reports. Lubna Hussein, an erstwhile UN worker who resigned in order to waive immunity and challenge her prosecution, says she will not pay the fine and... More »

Italian Court: It's OK to Threaten Kids With Kick in the Pants

Man told nephew to scram or get the boot

(Newser) - There’s nothing wrong with telling teens they’ll get kicked in the pants for misbehaving—at least not in Italy, the country’s high court ruled today. A mom had accused her son’s uncle of abuse for issuing the warning, calling it a serious threat. But the court... More »

Skinny Jeans Craze Puts the Squeeze on Guys

Style trumps comfort as trend hits not-so-hip

(Newser) - The market for skinny jeans is expanding, as more and more men looking to show off their assets are pouring themselves into tight fitting styles, the Wall Street Journal reports. But as they target a crowd beyond the usual hipsters, skaters, and hip-hoppers, manufacturers are giving customers a bit of... More »

Designer Jeans Thrive in Tight Times

Pants provide 'affordable luxury'

(Newser) - The economy may be tight, but consumers aren’t cutting their pricey denim loose, the Los Angeles Times reports. Sales of premium brand jeans climbed 17% in 2008 and continued a smaller increase into this year—one of the few bits of good news for retailers. A new “focus... More »

Dry Cleaners Sell Shop Shredded by $67M Lawsuit

Deafeated by lost business, trauma

(Newser) - Years of legal fees and emotional trauma have forced a couple to sell the Washington D.C. dry cleaning shop that was hit with a $67 million lawsuit by a customer over a lost pair of pants. The publicity from the lawsuit, which the customer lost, cost Soo and Jin... More »

Letting It All Hang Out? Bill Would Put It All Back In

Atlanta proposal calls saggy pants "major concern;" ACLU claims "racial profiling"

(Newser) - Young men will want to hike up their sagging pants, and women cover up bra straps and exposed thongs if Atlanta’s City Council adopts a proposal to amend the city’s indecency laws, the Journal-Constitution reports. The measure, which would fine violators for exposing boxer shorts, thongs and bras,... More »

No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Town Outlaws Saggy Pants

If your underwear shows, you'll pay for it

(Newser) - A Louisiana town has taken a stand against saggy pants: starting tomorrow, anyone whose underwear shows will be hit with fines or jail time. And those who want to argue will just have to zip it. "Pull ‘em up or pay up," warned the police chief of... More »

Judge May Have Sued His Own Pants Off

Plaintiff in $54M suit vs. dry cleaners on thin ice in day job

(Newser) - Roy Pearson, the DC judge who sued his dry cleaners for $54 million after they lost his pants, may need to start tailoring his resume. A city commission informed Pearson yesterday that his reappointment is in jeopardy, reports the Washington Post. Though the pants trial made Pearson a national laughingstock,... More »

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