A non-profit organisation has begun giving trousers to deprived teenagers in schools in four London boroughs. The charity, called Donald Where's Your Troosers? was set up in response to a survey which showed that up to 40% of inner city youths are wearing trousers which are much too small for them.
Charity founder, Jock E Boxer from Glasgow, said that he visited London for the first time in early 2011, and was shocked at the apparent lack of well-fitted clothing among the youth. "I couldnae believe hoo mony of them had their troosers roond their knees. It minded me o' the great trooser famine of Glasgae in the 60s. Folk wearing the same troosers they had when they were wee. So I founded the charity, and we've begun handing oot the troosers this week."
Donald Where's Your Troosers? obtain the clothing from donations made across the UK. Many London residents have welcomed the move, but not all are so happy about the possible repercussions. Local character Bobert Bobinson said, "I was mugged by one of these ill-trousered toe-rags last month. He pulled a knife on me, but thanks to his poor choice of clothing I was able to sprint away easily. He fell over after trying to run a few steps."
Youth groups in London have not commented on the charity's work. However London Major Boris Johnson has publicly supported the idea. While donating a pair of his own burberry trousers, he said that he hoped that there will be a decline in sightings of young men with their arses showing.