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Saggy Pants

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Every day I walk down the street to or from the Metro station nearest NPR HQ, I pass at least one, but usually many, young gentlemen decked out in the latest fashions, from cap to kicks. While the colors and logos may vary, one thing never does: the pants, be they jeans, shorts, or sweats, are invariably parked south of hip-level... usually WAY south, as in below-the-booty. How on EARTH do they keep them up? It's confounding, and can even be a bit disturbing depending on the choice and condition of undergarments, but should it be illegal? In some communities, it is... Is this about legislating taste, or is this about singling out a fashion particular to a demographic? And do you see it as a first amendment issue?