Aug 30, 2007

Those jeans aren't sagging

When you pull your jeans below your buttocks and belt them there, that's not sagging.


I actually hadn't seen this particular style in a couple of years. Then, a couple weeks ago, I saw a grown man (he must have been at least 35) sporting this look. It's one thing for a 15-year-old to adopt this look, but grown men are supposed to know better. And this guy wasn't merely displaying his backside: His trousers were pulled down in the front, too. Perhaps he has bladder trouble and needs to have split-second access to his member?
Following a pattern of past fashion bans, the sagging prohibitions are seen by some as racially motivated because the wearers are young, predominantly African-American men.

Yet, this legislation has been proposed largely by African-American officials. It may speak to a generation gap. Michael Eric Dyson, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and the author of “Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop,” said, “They’ve bought the myth that sagging pants represents an offensive lifestyle which leads to destructive behavior.”

I, for one, don't care about anyone's lifestyle. I just don't want to see his underwear.

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