The end of the crazy fashion love affair between baggy pants and teenagers is nigh, as students will soon have to abandon all behind from their behinds, according to Arkansas governor, Mike Beebe. Baggy pants shall remain at home in the closet or wherever else they choose to droop.
The new bill the governor signed four days ago bans students from wearing any clothing that exposes “underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female.” The underlying goal is to teach students about the realistic world of work, and to aid them in dressing accordingly, which translates into no more baggy pants.
Different modes of dress come along for each subsequent generation, with each believing they are unique and truly cool in their fashion choices. It does seem miraculous that there aren’t reports of students tripping over their pants, but one can only suppose that’s for another news story.
Alas and alack, the new law does not delineate how school districts should punish students who wear such clothing. The argument about interfering with a teenager’s right to self-expression is a valid point, as fashion is certainly one of the strongest aspects of personal expression. However, for those adults who are tired of seeing the rims of underwear and sometimes even more than one should in terms of what lies beneath those rims have just about had it with the baggy pants phenomenon.
There are no ifs ands or butts about it.