Friday, November 28, 2008

Chain Gang Chic

I read that folks sentenced to community punishment are soon going to be wearing high-visibility 'shame jackets' emblazoned with the words 'Community Payback' on the back. I can't say I approve. After all, doesn't everyone and his dog wear hi-viz on the streets these days? What's wrong with good, old-fashioned black and white horizontal stripes? I saw, sometime in the late nineties, offenders garbed in this traditional fashion as they cleaned the streets of a small town somewhere in Mississippi, and I have to say that this looked a lot more eye-catching and shameful than a bright orange jacket. 

3 comments:

Grannymar said...

I'm with you on this one Nelly!

JihadGene said...

"Community Payback" urban wear will make big $ on ebay, I bet ya.

Tuesday Kid said...

I'd get caught doing a crime just to get my hands on some of those old skool crime clothes