Evanston Moves Forward With Baggy Pants Rule

Town board votes to redefine nudity

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    Evanston is moving toward defining baggy pants as "public nudity."

    Pants on the ground, pants on the ground! Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!

    When this ridiculous but catchy little diddy went viral, it was proof that the general public is sick of youth's perplexing fashion trend: wearing pants too low.

    The folks in Evanston are definitely tired of it, and they've passed forward an ordinance that would redefine "public nudity."

    The town's Human Services Committee voted in favor of redefining nudity as "the showing of the human male or female genitals, pubic areas or buttocks, or female breasts with less than a full opaque covering of any portion thereof below the top of the nipple," reports WBBM NewsRadio.

    Okay, sure, we'll admit that the "fashion" of wearing pants around the thighs looks weird and sometimes funny, but should it be made illegal?

    We get grossed out by guys who wear sweatpants in public and women who think "Juicy" is an appropriate word to spread across their butts. And we're not sure which is worse: "mom jeans" or denim shorts.

    But part of what makes our country grand is that we're allowed to look as unfashionable or weird as we want.

    If the only way you can express yourself is by wearing socks with your sandals or sporting an out-of-style "Members Only" jacket, then you should have the right to do so.

    But just remember, we have every right to snicker when your pants go slipping to your knees.

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.