Saggy pants that hang from the thighs and expose underclothes may be ridiculous, but wearing them is not illegal, a New York judge has ruled. Julio Martinez was charged with disorderly conduct in 2009 because, as an arresting officer wrote, he wore "his pants down below his buttocks ... potentially showing private parts." In dismissing the case, Judge Ruben Franco found that the summons was "devoid of any allegation" that Martinez's clothing choices "disturbed the public tranquility or violated the public order."
Saggy Pants May Be 'Foolish,' but They Don't Disturb Public Tranquility, N.Y. Judge Says
New York Law Journal
July 28, 2010