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Saggy Pants Ban a Profitable Move for Georgia Town

Waistlines are down, cash is up
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2011 4:22 PM CDT
Saggy Pants Ban a Profitable Move for Georgia Town
Pay up, young man.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – In Albany, Georgia, saggy pants are a sartorial faux pas—and quite the little moneymaker. On Nov. 23 of last year, the city instituted a ban on anyone wearing pants (or skirts!) more than three inches below the hips. Since then, 187 citations have been issued, raking in $3,916.49, with as much as another $1,500 expected by the end of the year. The fines range from $25 (for an underwear-baring first timer) to $200, notes the Albany Herald. (Read more dress code stories.)

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