Bottoms Up! La. Town Gets Down and Dirty

Ban on saggy pants hits fashion plates below the belt
By Sarah Levy,  Newser User
Posted Jun 14, 2007 6:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – 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." (Read more Louisiana stories.)

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