Regarding IdiAmin DeVaughn's letter and his fashion statement ("Sagging pants are just fashion statement," Sept. 14): Nowhere did he use the word "underwear," and that seems to be a point he is missing.
Walking around with your pants almost to your knees and your underwear showing is not a fashion statement in any society. It comes from prisons. Showing your underwear is no more a cultural expression than loud music (noise in most cases) is freedom of cultural expression.
Mr, DeVaughn questioned an ordinance against sagging pants. Does he think that, just maybe, the practice is disgusting and offensive to the majority of people - thus the need for an ordinance? Just maybe? He says there are attacks on "African-Americans' fashion-forward creativity." Save it.
I don't know what has clouded his reasoning, but let's try this again slowly. There are only three syllables to work through: un-der-wear. Underwear is clothing worn beneath outer clothes and not normally shown in public. Check the dictionary. Better yet, keep all underwear where it cannot be seen, and find some other expression of intelligence.
John Gasko, Martinez