The T Ban On Baggy Pants Is Low Blow
Boxer shorts are not much different from some gym shorts. Both are made of cotton, about the same thickness, same length, similar colors. I can go out in public while wearing gym shorts and everything is fine. Yet if I stroll around in boxer shorts, I’m horrifying everybody.
This is confusing.
Now The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T”) is telling riders to pull up their saggy pants before boarding a bus. Seems the shock of seeing someone’s boxers is infuriating to some folks who expect everybody to be just like them. If a person’s jeans are sagging and he’s not wearing any underwear, then I see the problem. Public nudity is against the law, as it should be.
But what’s the big deal about seeing somebody’s boxers as long as they’re not “dealing crack” so to speak? Jeans are made of cotton material. Boxers are made of cotton material. Why is one okay and one obscene?
Every decade has its fashion disasters, which makes looking at old videos more fun. Outlawing bad fashion is a ridiculous idea.
By the way, fashion always goes full circle. I predict that in a few years, saggy jeans will be out. Now is the time to buy stock in companies that make suspenders and belts. The old mantra “buy low and sell high” is as American as, well, parachute pants, mohawks, tattoos, mullets, thongs, Spandex, tongue piercings, gaudy Hawaiian shirts, and saggy-bottom jeans.