Well, cabbies can pretty much wear anything they want. That's right, no articles of clothing are banned, other than the ones that were already not allowed by TLC rules: tank tops, bathing suits, and "underwear as outerwear." (Thank God Madonna killed that trend in the '90s.)
One new rule requires drivers to maintain a "professional appearance." What does that mean? Do they have to wear ties? Are jeans allowed? Only on Fridays? Well, with a subjective rubric like that one, I'm going to start protesting a long list of unprofessional sartorial choices. I'm calling 311 on the first cabbie I catch wearing a flip-flop. The TLC commissioner said there won't be a "fashion police," but every uppity rider with a cell phone is going to start doing the policing for them.
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