Clothing laws appear to be one of the areas of the law where flair is ever apparent.

  • Bikini Bias--In Sarasota, Florida, it's illegal to sing while wearing a bathing suit. Without further information, I'm guessing this law is meant to address professional singers giving concerts, and thereby addressing the attire chosen for such concerts.
  • Shiny shoes too reflective--In Cleveland, women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.I'm guessing this law is a relic of the time in which shiny patent leather was seen as flashy and the absolute opposite of modest.
  • Even mannequins need deserve privacy--In Georgia it is allegedly illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless the shades are down. This one isn't that weird to me, actually. Aside from not wanting children to potentially be exposed to different parts of anatomy, you can't really tell from afar if it's a mannequin or not. Dressing a non-mannequin in a store front window would just be incredibly creepy, so I'm glad for this one.
  • Keep your knives in check--In Natoma, Kansas it is illegal to throw a knife at anyone wearing a striped shirt. This one has got to do with something related to what a striped shirt symbolizes. Pirates, anyone?
  • Undergarments not for cleaning cars--In San Francisco, it is allegedly illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear. It seems this one must have to do with transient citizens that begin "cleaning" the windshields of their unsuspecting patrons. Another version of this alleged law stated that it was illegal to clean a car with used underwear at a carwash. Now that makes sense. Carwash employees cannot use their skivvies to clean a patron's car.

Do any of these laws surprise you?