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RESPECT YOURSELF' It's the law

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Pull Your Pants Up or Get a Fine and Jail Time!

Pull your pants up! One town in Louisiana is fining people for wearing saggy pants. $50 the first time, $100 the second time and if you're caught a 3rd time, it's $100 plus 16 hours of mandatory community service. The reason - to clean up community standards.

In Massachusetts it's all about "Respect Yourself. Respect YourCommunity." The law states you can be fined up to $300, serve up to 3 years in state prison, or face up to 2 years in county jail.

What do you think? Is this a good idea? Should there be laws like that in your area?

How did the "saggy pants" trend start? The look actually came from prison where the incarcerated are not issued belts to keep the pants up that are not custom fitted. Prison issued clothing tends to be rather baggy, especially the pants that tend to fall off. In prison, this fashion also comes from the brothers signaling that they are looking for sex. Basically, saggy pants mean that the person wearing them is open for homosexual companionship from another prisoner.

Also, during slavery, slaves were forced to wear oversized clothing to discourage escapes. It was thought that escape attempts would be prevented if the slaves couldn't run.

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THE PANTS STYLE HISTORY

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