“Pants on the ground, pants on the ground! Lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground!”
The town of Albany, Georgia, agreed. Albany put an ordinance in place that in public areas, no man or woman may wear pants or skirts sagging three inches below the hips disclosing skin or underwear. You just can’t do it. Don’t even try it.
In the 9 months that the city has disallowed sagging, 187 citations have been issued, and I kid you not…people are actually paying the fines!!!??? I’m blown away.
I hate saggy pants. Hate ‘em. I hate ‘em more than I hate grown men, hipsters and EMO kids wearing skinny jeans. Nobody, and I mean nobody–you listening–nobody can pull of sagging their pants below their hind cheeks. We’re not talking baggy pants like those cool guys on Gears of War–we’re talkin’ the sag. Like The Biebs over there to the right.
As mentioned, the people being cited for saggy britches are actually paying their fines. So far, the city has collected $3,916.49. First time offenders simply get hit with a $25 fine. Additional saggings can cost up to $200. What constitutes the scale of potential fine, I simply can’t imagine. Maybe it depends on the quality of your drawers, skidmarks, an exposed thong or if you’re rollin’ commando. I just dunno.
I’m shocked that nobody has tried to fight this through an attorney–it would seem that saggy pants would easily qualify as “OK” under First Amendment rights. Then again, the constitution is more of a suggestion anyway, isn’t it?