10 July 2008

Saggy Pants Law in Flint

Hilarious:
 


 

11 comments:

Mark Miller said...

Is there an exemption in the law for plumber's ?!?

CityKin said...

If we are talking dress code, men in your profession (gearheads) need lots of help Mark.

Anonymous said...

A bit over-the-top, but you can't tell me the people wearing their clothes in such a fashion don't look ridiculous.

Since when did it become "gangsta" to walk around with your butt exposed? That's a prison signal that says "I'm your b*tch".

It certainly won't help increase interest in an area if people dressed like this are parading up and down the street.

One thing for sure: it makes it easier for the cops to catch them in a footchase...

CityKin said...

The style is getting very old, but I think it continues because it continues to irritate people.

Mark Miller said...

Yes, I'm definitely a fashion pariah...can't help it. Perhaps if engineers shared a building with DAAP we would learn to be snazzier dressers.

A couple weeks ago a plumbing contractor was in my office going over a job. He was leaning over the conference table to point out some particular piping on the plans and I noticed a gaggle of girls out in the hall pointing and tittering. Apparently they were treated to a full lunar exposure of the biggest "plumber's crack" they had ever seen.

Quite innocent, but how stereotypical. I guess if this happened in Flint he could be facing charges for indecent exposure.

justforview said...

Here, the nytimes looks at the height of waistline with the level of the economy. Funny, but ironic.

CityKin said...

I noticed the glitzy belts, with skulls also. I'm pretty suprised that this fashion statement is still around after 15/20 plus years. Maybe it is permanent.

Skinny Dipper said...

Superman could save the city from evil terrorists. The police chief could thank Superman and then charge him with disorderly conduct for wearing tights and exposed undies.

VisuaLingual said...

This comment on the blog to which you linked raises a valid point:

How can they tell my boxers from any other shorts? Do shorts have to have pockets in order to not be considered underwear?

Beyond being ridiculous, this seems unenforceable on any consistent, unambiguous basis [well, other than race, which I think is the actual elephant in the room]. So much of current or recent fashion seems just as "indecent" as this, and yet I can't imagine cops harassing young women because their thongs stick up above their low-rise jeans, or because their bra straps show. I wish a town like Flint would focus on its real problems.

CityKin said...

I think the two figures on the left are unenforcealble, but I suppose bum cleavage could be enforceable, but already that is not very common.

Skinny Dipper said...

Where are my 1980's Adidas shorts? They're smaller than my boxers. Then again, I'm a little bigger now.