The â€œSaggy Pantsâ€ ruling has been issued and itâ€™s legal to wear extremely saggy pants. Itâ€™s a constitutional right to dress as ridiculous as one chooses. Julio Martinez of the Bronx was arrested and cited for wearing saggy pants but he has been cleared of all charges!
Saggy pants: How low is too low?
Martinez appearantly irked a police officer by sagging his pants so low that they had fallen below his buttocks. Itâ€™s unimaginable how pants can stay up when theyâ€™re that low. Most of the time, the person ends up wasting one hand by having to hold the pants up! Whatâ€™s the point in that?
Hereâ€™s what the arresting officer had written about Martinezâ€™s saggy pants:
â€œhis pants down below his buttocks exposing underwear potentially showing private parts,â€
And that is a valid concern for the officer. Who knows how many times clothing malfunctions take place because ofÂ saggy pants? He was doing the right thing by citing Martinez. What if a malfunction occurred at a place where there were lots of people!
It's a Constitutional Right to Wear Saggy Pants
Although Judge Ruben Franco his own opinion on saggy pants, he ruled it was Martinezâ€™s right to dress the way he wanted:
â€œWhile most of us may consider it distasteful, and indeed foolish, to wear oneâ€™s pants so low as to expose the underwear â€¦ â€˜people can dress as they please, wear anything, so long as they do not offend public order and decency,â€™â€
Thatâ€™s certainly true but seriously guys, it is, and let me repeart myself, it is not cool to have your pants sag. Itâ€™s obviously uncomfortable so why do you do it? Women do not find it attractive when men wear saggy pants.
Â© Sophie Benvenuti - 2010