Mystery Of The Sagging Pants
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I know why kids wear their pants sagging around their backsides. But I’m willing to bet they don’t. While I was perusing the BRAINRANTS blog I stumbled across a post entitled, “No Clue, Need Help.” One of the questions asked was why young men wear their pants sagging below their waists.
Well I’m here to tell you why.
It all started in the South Florida prison system (yeah, don’t ask me how I know). When young men are incarcerated young men get lonely; and when young men get lonely young men improvise. Needless to say they aren’t lonely for long.
Now, since “fraternization” is technically off-limits in prison there is no obvious way to let your fellow inmates know you’re available or “open for business” so to speak. The only real way to advertise is to let your pants…sag. I’ll take a moment for you to visualize where I’m going with this. This habit continues even after the young offenders are released back into society.
Upper middle class young men, oblivious of its origins, emulate this “thug” fashion out of fear of being seen as a Holden Caufield type (for further explanation see THE CANARY REVIEW post I did on this very subject). And thus, the trend was born. So the next time your son wants to wear his pants sagging, show him this post and watch how fast he buys a belt.