Sagging britches not the issue once imagined?

Not so very long ago, Lafourche Parish council members anointed themselves the keepers of good fashion sense.

As such, the first thing to go in the kingdom of the well dressed was sagging, baggy britches.

After all, nothing says bad government like sagging pants.

It’s been eight months since the law was added to Lafourche’s hefty slate of statutes and local law enforcement authorities have yet to cite one violator. Either the council was right and the mere threat of a ticket was enough to make the baggy britches brigade adjust their attire. Or, and we’re betting this is more likely, baggy pants – the style that leaves no question if the wearer of said slacks is a boxer or brief man – are not the biggest law enforcement threat facing citizens’ well-being.

But that said, the movement is … well, moving.

Columbia, S.C., is the latest city to entertain the notion of making drooping slacks an affront to the community’s social fiber.

Sen. Robert Ford has gone as far as suggesting that wearing one’s pants below the beltline is a setback to the civil rights movement. He is demanding the trend be banned from Columbia’s public streets. After all, he argues like many before him, the trend is intended to emulate prisoners who’d probably give their eye-tooth for a belt.

“If these guys want to look like prisoners, what’s the next step?” the Associated Press quoted Ford as telling the The (Charleston) Post and Courier.

Just goes to show the Lafourche Parish Council is a body of trendsetters. The council can rest easy knowing their baggy-pants law has legs. It’s just illegal to show them over the tops of their baggy pants.