Sagging pants may be an offense after the amount of success the ‘Sagging Pants’ ban has had in Georgia. The new ban states that anyone wearing pants or skirts more than three inches below the top of the hips, exposing the skin or undergarments would be given a $25 dollar fine with additional offences raising the fine to up to $200. So far the ordinance has made the town of Albany Georgia over $4,000.
It is believed that the “sagging” fashion actually originated in prison where belts were prohibited and the prison uniforms were ill-fitting. The idea of sagging pants was then incorporated into the hip-hop and rap scene, popularizing the style and encouraging the fans to sag their pants as well.
This is not the first time sagging pants was an issue, University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman was forced to leave a US Airways plane because he was wearing sagging pajama bottoms. He currently plans to sue US Airways over his treatment.
Perhaps the most famous person to get busted for having sagging pants is Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong who was forced to leave his Southwest Airlines plane because his pants were too low and it was in violation of dress code and refused to pull them up.