BYU-Idaho bans skinny jeans 

Keywords: skinny jeans, ban, byu-idaho

This article was passed over to me by another blogger in the network,  but there was no link, or picture or anything- it was just the Copy and Pasted article from someone elses blog…  So the excerpt from that blog, which pretty much sums up the whole story is right after the click.


I thought it was funny though, after reading the excerpt, first thing I thought of was a bouncer standing outside the door with a makeshift Valet Parking sign telling people they couldn’t get into the school.  I’m sure it wouldn’t be like that guy in my picture though, he’s a little too 1990′s Miami Real Estate Agent for me.

Trends come and go, but the skinny on BYU-Idaho’s most recent addition to the honor code shows one trend going more quickly than some students would like. Students at Brigham Young University, Idaho recently encountered a new sign in the university’s testing center that read simply, “No skinny jeans.” Courtesy Kirsten Hartsoch Courtesy Kirsten Hartsoch The popular clothing item is something many students at Brigham Young University would not think twice about; however, it has become a somewhat polarizing issue at BYU’s Idahoan affiliate. In a September question-and-answer session students and faculty, Advancement Vice President Henry J. Eyring was asked whether skinny jeans are in violation of the university’s honor code, which states that clothing should not be form-fitting. “It’s useful for us to realize that fashions will come and go,” Eyring answered. “There will always be some tempting new style.” But are skinny jeans the gateway style to more scandalous attire, or a legitimate clothing option with a bad rap? “Skinny jeans are really form-fitting, like jeggings, which are technically leggings,” said BYU-Idaho student Rachel Taylor. “They show a lot of curves.” Taylor said she knew of one student who had been asked to leave the university’s testing center because she was wearing skinny jeans. “Some girls wear skinny jeans that are just too skinny … so they ask us not to wear them,” she said. Other students disagree, though, saying the ban on skinny jeans goes too far. “I think it is pretty ridiculous,” said BYU-Idaho student Zach Cooper. “We already aren’t allowed to wear shorts or flip-flops, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if they banned skinny jeans as well.” “This school is crazy.”Despite the alleged craziness, Cooper said he has come to accept the strict dress and grooming standards. “It’s nice that everyone is dressing relatively nice,” he said. “At first I was rebellious … but I’ve adjusted and come to accept it. It’s not really a burden anymore.” In fact, it can be helpful at times. “Some girls are trying to wear skinny jeans three sizes too small — it’s a good idea to not wear them at all,” Taylor said.

  • LaLaLopez

    This is hilarious!

    December 15 2011