Be careful if you have saggy pants in the south Chicago suburb of Lynwood. Village leaders have passed an ordinance that would levy $25 fines against anyone showing three inches or more of their underwear in public.I've done other posts where there were similar proposals or laws enacted around the nation. I just feel like there are slippery slopes to this. I'm erring on the side of not criminalizing bad fashion choices.
Eugene Williams is the mayor of Lynwood. He says young men walk around town half-dressed, keeping major retailers and economic development away. He calls the new law a hot topic.
If you want to encourage young men to say, dress in business attire, there are certainly better ways of achieving that than passing laws against bad fashion choices. If young men want to walk around with sagging pants showing their underwear and when running using one hand to hold up their pants and in addition to that incur the stereotypes that might come with the style, then let them. Hopefully they'll learn although unfortunately for some young men no one is around to teach them about how to dress.
Items about banning things
Another town bans sagging pants.
MyUrbanReport talks about an ATL ordinance banning sagging pants...
Low hanging pants