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No Saggy Pants in Atlantic Station

Recent video shows Atlantic Station security guards enforcing the code of conduct with a visitor who was wearing his pants too low.

One of Atlantic Station’s goals is to create a safe and comfortable environment for its visitors, and that means no saggy pants are allowed on the property.

Its code of conduct is posted throughout the mixed-use development and showing underwear in an indecent manner is not allowed. See the accompanying video from 11Alive News to demonstrate how Atlantic Station officials are cracking down on saggy pants.

How do you explain the saggy pants fad and do you agree with Atlantic Station's policy on not allowing such?

Marc Acampora April 05, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Hey folks, this is not a law, its a code of conduct on private property.
AlwaysGettingBetter April 05, 2012 at 02:58 PM
People in my neighborhood who wear saggy pants are "thug wanna-bes." They sell drugs to minors and others, walk pit bulls on heavy chain "leashes," breed the pits for dog fights, and have sex with prostitutes. But perhaps not everyone who wears saggy pants acts this way....just the people in my neighborhood. Let capitalism provide the answer....exclusion from private property should change behavior and psychology.
Atl Resident April 05, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Good riddance, people that wear their pants that low just want attention and have a real type of entitlement attitude... I almost punched a couple of a couple of saggy pants wearing individuals at Fox Sports Grill because they were being out of order and looking for trouble. Mark Toro has done an amazing job in making Atlantic Station a better and safer place...
Atl Resident April 05, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Rosa Mexicana is another Tacky Place that needs to go in Atlantic Station...
monique April 05, 2012 at 03:19 PM
You don't have to be a certain race to sagg your pants. I have seen all races follow this "trend" and I personally don't like it but hey, that's their prerogative, I'm not one to judge. But to SimplyMzG "what group of people generally wear their pants this way" ....exactly what Tammy stated...people without belts :)
MarkHenry April 05, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Atlantic Station is private property. The same as any restaurant that requires a coat and tie. People who like to wear their pants around their knees can choose to show Atlantic Station how they feel and not go. Underwear says it all.....under.....wear.
New Resident April 05, 2012 at 04:56 PM
I will visit--and patronize--Atlantic Station more now that this rule is in place.
Tammy April 05, 2012 at 05:58 PM
A few days ago I ate at Atlantic Grill at Atlantic Station. On one side of the menu there is a list of rules one being that you have to provide your credit card to the server before you get your food if you elect to sit on the patio. I find it sad that they are having such trouble with people eating and then running out on the check.
Alex Crimson April 05, 2012 at 06:14 PM
I like it. It's supposed to be a classy place. You should dress the part. Those losers can look like bum bitches elsewhere.
CHANEL April 05, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Legally Atlantic Station is a part of the city of Atlanta. Therefore since the city does NOT have an ordinance against saggy pants. Atlantic station can NOT impose such a band. However the establishments WITHIN Atlantic Station CAN because each business can refuse service to patrons as long as it is NOT against federal laws. He should sue...The law is the law! What's next, banning women showing cleavage, calling it saggy shirts?
Mike April 06, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Whatever CHANEL, you ghetto fools already ruined Underground Atlanta and you're not going to claim Atlantic Station next. Get over it and nobody wants to see your homeboys underwear.
SimplyMzG April 06, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Are you serious....didn't say anything about race but love that you went there...there is a young generation mostly black and some white that wear their pants sagging.
SimplyMzG April 06, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Women will never be banned from showing too much cleavage, thong, or crack for that matter because sex sells. If there were a group that should be cited for exposure, I think females definitely outnumber males. The guys don't actually show skin (unless you're a plumber). However you will see females dressed provocatively on a regular basis at Atlantic Station. For those of you not starving for attention and truly thinking all that sag their pants are attempting to be some type of thug, I doubt Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, or the like sagged their pants. Today's youth have a different outlook as a whole. For many of them that's the only "fashion" statement they know of. For those raised in the skinny jean era, that's their thing. I hate repeating myself for the non-readers, but I don't support sagging. I don't think it's fair equating "safe" with whether or not someone's pants sag. But if we're talking safety, this is a form of profiling. I realize Atlantic Station is privately owned and they are attempting to pull in a certain class of people. You can train your sons and daughters not to dress a certain way, wear makeup, etc....but they do eventually do their own thing when they're around their friends.
SimplyMzG April 06, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Unfortunately, this is one step away from more than a firm "pull them up". As an ordinance, it becomes a gateway to sagging pants being blown out of proportion and becoming an incident on the front page of a newspaper. I appreciate those who are here to serve and protect, but unfortunately I've witnessed those abuse that role as well.
DAP April 06, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Time for a class-action lawsuit if a male test subject has saggy pants with no underwear and showing butt cleavage, and then is expelled, but female test subjects are there with saggy shirts and show plenty of breast cleavage but are not expelled. Double sexist standard there?
Atl Resident April 06, 2012 at 03:10 PM
For the person that mentioned that Atlantic Station is legally part of the city of Atlanta - she is completely wrong. The people that wear their pants low have two choices: 1. follow the rules or 2. get out and never come back... Women should be allowed to wear what ever they want except the hookers that used to hang at the Lobby Bar before it was raided...
Atl Resident April 06, 2012 at 03:24 PM
There would be nothing better than to see all types of people hanging at Atlantic Station having fun... With the upcoming additions of the Yardhouse and Meehans along with the bar at the Lobby; I believe it will make up a great mix of people... I dated a girl at A-Station for 4 years and could never get my friends to join us for drinks there... The Saggy Pants group should someone where else for fun perhaps Clayton County? Or okay maybe I am kidding about that... but I almost punched a couple of the Saggy group for being rude and disrespectful!
SimplyMzG April 06, 2012 at 03:48 PM
People will focus on what they want to focus on. A few statements have been made about rude/disrespectful people. I'm looking at the whole picture and obnoxious does not have a uniform. I could say the same about guys I've encountered dressed in business attire that were there to 'unwind' but I'm not going to assume all are the same. Nor I'm I going to use violence to deal with a group of people I deem inappropriate. Just food for thought.....everyone have a great weekend.
Chris R April 06, 2012 at 04:10 PM
While Atlantic Station is in Atlanta, other than 17th St and parts of 16th St it is private property. Private property owners can add rules on top of existing city, county, state, and federal laws and ordinances. For example, someone on private property cannot serve alcohol to someone under 21 because it is a state law in regards to minimum age. However, the law does not say you have to serve someone at 21, and a private property entity could easily choose to serve 25 and up. Clothing and attire restrictions are all around us on private property. Most fast food and convenient stores require patrons to wear shirt and shoes. Some private parks and golf courses require clean attire and/or slacks. Some high end restaurants and lounges require men to wear coats or blazers, and yes, even women to cover up excessive skin. And during all this, an individual would be perfectly legal walking bare foot, no shirt, dirty shorts along the public Atlanta sidewalks around such establishments.
Atl Resident April 06, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I agree somewhat with SimplyMzG - some suits are no good people either... I had an encounter with one at the Four Season's about 6 years ago I punched him because he and his wife were out of order with me for no apparent reason... No trouble I was lucky... I agree with no violence!!! Have a great weekend as well!
Matt Fasick April 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM
"Looking like a fool with your pants on the ground." - General Larry Platt, American Idol Contestant
montize05 April 16, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Just to clear the air, i do believe in equal rights, regarding the issue on the way you choose to wear your clothes. Im a security officer at atlantic station, although i may not get to witness someone getting told off or harassed by a fellow officer i do believe that all of that could be avoided. Look at the property itself, its very classy, i dont think that anyone should be allowed to reveal any body parts its a sure sign of disrespecting yourself. So thats how i feel hate it or love it.
Jeff K April 16, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Montize, what body parts are being revealed? Every saggy pants person I've seen has had all flesh covered with some cloth/material. Do you shake down women showing too much leg or cleavage?
Atl Resident April 16, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Women can expose whatever they want... The owners have made it clear that they do not want those punks that start trouble and wear their pants low at Atlantic Station... It is private property!
montize05 April 16, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Im not the one to shake anyone down.....I do security in the buildings before you enter the station. I agree with the fact that some security personnel take the job to far but its private property!!!! and the owners or owner has the right to refuse to let a certain type of individuals in. So whether or not you choose to abide by the rules its your choice.
CHANEL April 19, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Forum, excuse "Mike" because he does not realize by name calling he has just proved HE IS THE REAL GHETTO FOOL. Underground nor Atlantic Station has any stores that I have heard of. However I did go to Atlantic Station every 2 years to see the latest Harry Potter movies. Anyways I find it hilarious that this type of conversation never took place in the '70's. When on tv and in person "Dick Prints' were ALL around us. Tight pants showing print is OK, but loose pants showing backsides of underwear is not? 0_0
CHANEL April 19, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Lots of comments associating the style of clothing with attitudes. Why move to THE CITY if you want to live a suburban life? I do NOT like kids, can those be banned from midtown too? ^_^ LOL
Carol King June 09, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Great comment, Chanel! You should go to law school if you haven't already! These dummies on here are venting their racism, and so does it seem that Atlantic is venting their desire to "rid itself" of black patrons - who just happen to be the majority of the shoppers there! And the security are hostile, aggressive, and assume that every black male there is a teenager and a thug anyway!
Carol King June 09, 2012 at 04:33 PM
You idiot, Mike! Last year, you said it was the Hispanics who "ruined" everything in America. We don't plan to "claim" Atlantic Station - why? Because you racists claimed the land from the Indians when you got off the boat. Think about it...there are a lot of "your" women who DO want to see our homeboys' underwear...off!
Carol King June 09, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Good comments! Oh, yeah, most of the "plumber's pants" that we see around Atlantic Station are not brown-skinned...I wonder if those self-hating security guards go after THOSE flesh-flashers, or has their self-hating, black-profiling shift supervisor been advised to not do so...I think they get a kick doing it to their own kind since they'd go to jail if they did it to one of "them".

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