If your junks out of sight, you're alright
US Airways boots passenger for saggy pants; so what's appropriate for airtravel?
Dress codes for mass transit are nothing novel. Just a few weeks ago we reported that Fort Worth had installed a grandma shame-based campaign to eliminate saggy jeans on the city bus system.
Apparently the hard line has extended to air travel, where US Airways adheres to its dress code forbidding "indecent exposure or inappropriate" clothing. The airline booted a 20-year-old male African-American passenger in San Francisco Wednesday after he refused to pull up his saggy pants.
Deshon Marman, who plays football for the University of New Mexico, reportedly wore pants that hung low enough to expose his boxers, and ignored the request of a US Airways worker to pull them up while boarding. The airline then called the police, reporting that someone at the gate was exposing himself.
Marman's mom told the San Francisco Chronicle that her son was singled out because he's a "young black man with dreads and baggy pants."
I say if Marman made it through airport security like everybody else, it shouldn't matter what he's wearing. (A classic argument against baggy attire is that it can be used to conceal weapons). If your junk's out of sight, you're alright — that's my motto.
If US Airways is so bent on its passengers putting their best fashion foot (feet?) forward, I suggest they also ban these clothing catastrophes from future flights:
Juicy Tracksuits— Or any outfit that relies on matching velour separates.
Socks with Sandals — Dads may have been the original hipsters, but this trend that's popular among the patriarchs got rejected even by the counterculture.
Fur — Seriously, fur real?
Have any other fashion faux pas you wish were banned on the airways? Tell us in comments.