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No More Droopy Pants in Dallas

The city of Dallas, is proposing a new law that would prohibit droppy pants within the city limits.  Droopy pants have already been banned from the Dallas school districts, but this is going to take things further.  One of the councilmen said, "It's an embarrassment to our city if we can't keep our pants up."

My initial thought about this is that it's about time!  I'm so sick of looking at people who walk with their legs two feet apart just to keep their pants up, but they're still falling down anyway.  And they usually wear a belt.  Isn't the belt there to keep them up?  I've neer understood how this "fashion" has stayed so long.  I guess it makes them wear clean underwear since people are going to be seeing it all the time.

My second thought was, don't the council members have more pressing issues to deal with than how people wear their pants?  There are so many streets with pot holes, there are sidewalks that are very dangerous to walk on, and even though they passed a law about panhandling at the street corners, it still goes on...

Louisiana and Virginia have tried a ban like this in the past and nothing ever passed... maybe Dallas will be the first.  Here's the full story.

Comment balloon 4 commentsDonna Harris • August 23 2006 07:34AM


You should feel fortunate that your city is plagued with such trivial issues as legislating fashion.  Or you should feel scared about whom you've elected.
Posted by Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky, Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel (Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel) almost 14 years ago
I don't know about droopy pants, but a big controversy in new york city schools is cell phones. The mayor wants them banned from schools or kept with the principal during school hours. The parents are fighting that their kids need their cell phones for emergencies.
Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) almost 14 years ago

What's next - bra tops, mini skirts....... Wasn't there just a school district in Texas that banned skimpy tops?

While I agree that droopy pants are many times unsightly because of what's hanging out, where do you draw the line and who makes the rules?  It appears decency, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. 

Posted by Donna Quanrud, Donna Quanrud Southwest Metro Homes (Coldwell Banker Burnet) almost 14 years ago
When I was in school, you couldn't expose your midriff (sp?).  Yes, there was a city that past the "no cleavage" rule.  As I said, the school has already banned the saggy pants, but they're trying to get it to take for the entire city of Dallas. I, however, do not live in the city of Dallas nor in the Dallas County, so those aren't my elected officials... I live about 1 mile into Collin County, and things are different up here.
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - almost 14 years ago