Blog: Leonie BarrieLow riders and law breakers

Leonie Barrie | 27 April 2004

As if the war in Iraq and other pressing issues such as the state of the economy, health care and education weren’t enough to worry about, a New Orleans lawmaker wants to make it a criminal offence to display boxer shorts and skimpy G-strings in public. Derrick Shepherd, who represents the state of Louisiana, is trying to introduce a bill to ban people who wear trousers “exposing skin or intimate clothing” – punishing offenders with a $500 fine or up to six months in jail.

The mind boggles at the thought of prison cells across the country bursting at the seams with people who'd be found breaking this law. Just how serious Rep Shepherd is remains to be seen, although he’s certainly made a splash in his rookie legislative session. The low-slung look might not be attractive, but it's a style statement and a personal decision - and not one that needs to be monitored by the fashion police. 

USA: Lawmaker Attempts To Ban Low-Riding Jeans


BLOG

Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany....

BLOG

Latest supply chain leaders?

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a ...

BLOG

Finding a solution to the sustainability problem

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on how it tackles sustainability and responsible sourcing – with...

BLOG

Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?