FORT WORTH, TEXAS TO JOIN DALLAS IN BANNING SAGGY PANTS

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS 

Saggy pants has become a big issue nationwide. Some are offended by them. Some have tried to outlaw them. Some business establishments don't permit them.

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The city of Fort Worth in may now  join Dallas' campaign in telling people to "Pull 'Em Up". The city council will vote Tuesday on a resolution supporting Dallas' fight to send a message about sagging pants.

An ordinance outlawing saggy pants was originally considered but was dropped in favor of billboards promoting anti-sagging messages.

City Councilman Frank Moss fears that too many young people are being labeled because of how they dress and it affects them being able to get jobs in the community.

"There's stereotyping that all the kids who walk around with their pants hanging down are kids that are unruly, bad kids, and they're involved in crime and other kinds of things," he said. "Many of these kids are extremely good kids; they just think they're making a fashion statement."

It is said that sagging pants got their start in prison because inmates were not allowed to wear belts and their pants are often one-size-fits-all. The "shuffle" step you also see kids doing emulates the same action of a prisoner who is wearing leg shackles. Since young kids are easily impressioned...they seemed to pick this up from their older uncles, cousins and friends who have done time in prison.

There are now billboards in Dallas with three different slogans:

Represent Yourself Like You Present Yourself

Don't Be Lame, Elevate Your Game

That's Not Hip-Hop, That's Flip Flop

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Personally, I hope the  trend ends soon. If I want to see your underwear, I'll ask. Otherwise, just assume I'd rather see you with your pants on.

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while I HATE the sagging pants, I don't think the government gets to tell us what to wear (unless we're naked... I don't think men should be allowed to walk around shirtless any more than women).  They look so bizarely stupid I can't even believe people think it's fashion... and the reason for why the trend started in prison isn't lack of belts... from what I've heard, it's a sign of "availability" if you know what I mean. 

YUCK it's ugly either way.

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Jan 18, 2008 05:14 AM #1
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I agree that there should not be a law on this.  If there were to be, where would it start and end?  There is alot of bad fashion out there!  And bigger subjects to address!  Anyway, it's just another ugly fad.  As for the belts, they can't have them because they could hang themselves and fight with them.  I don't disagree with it being a sign of "availability" though either.  YUK!
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