The fashion police are up in arms and somehow, it has nothing to do with Crocs.
Today's NYT Style Section calls attention to a rash of crime that has spread coast-to-coast. And while the criminal offense is purely a matter of style, the police are the badge carrying, siren sounding, Reno-911 sort:
Starting in Louisiana, an intensifying push by lawmakers has determined pants worn low enough to expose underwear poses a threat to the public, and they have enacted indecency ordinances to stop it. Since June 11, sagging pants have been against the law in Delcambre, La., a town of 2,231 that is 80 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. The style carries a fine of as much as $500 or up to a six-month sentence.
While I'm pretty hard-pressed not to agree that it is a crime of fashion, I hardly think the fashion should be a crime. I mean, it's seemingly ok for celebutards to flash their lady parts all over Tinseltown, but baggy pants can spell jail time? Oh the indecency!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Posted by Haute Damn! at 4:54 PM