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Fashion Facist Run Amok

States Banning Baggy Styles?

— March 16, 2008 — Pop Culture
There is a nation wide crackdown on baggy pants in the U.S. It is possible that many parents are under-aware of the origins of the droopy drawers. It seems the fad started in prison, where you can't have belts. So the inmates would let their pants droop. Florida is the latest state in the USA to consider such a law that would ban people from wearing saggy pants.

Implications - The problem of saggy pants is very relevant in the school systems. There has been a bill passed in Florida that states that a student can get suspended for having a saggy bottom. Many people are tired of seeing boys constantly flashing their underwear and pulling at their pants.
Trend Themes
1. Crackdown on Baggy Pants - The nationwide ban on baggy pants presents an opportunity for clothing retailers to introduce innovative, form-fitting designs that offer both style and comfort.
2. Awareness of Fashion Origins - The origins of the saggy pants trend in prison highlight the need for education and awareness within the fashion industry, providing an opportunity for fashion schools and organizations to offer courses and resources on the history of fashion.
3. School Dress Codes - The implementation of laws banning saggy pants in schools creates an opportunity for companies to develop fashionable, school-appropriate attire that meets dress code regulations.
Industry Implications
1. Clothing Retail - Clothing retailers can capitalize on the ban by offering innovative, stylish alternatives to baggy pants, such as slim-fit or tailored bottoms.
2. Fashion Education - Fashion schools and organizations can seize the opportunity to educate aspiring designers and industry professionals about the influence of prison fashion trends in mainstream culture.
3. School Uniform - Companies specializing in school uniforms can develop new dress code-compliant designs that address the concerns of saggy pants, providing students with fashionable alternatives.
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