Below the Waist
Rumor has it that it started from prison. There are those who suggest it’s an expression of urban youth. Most people claim it’s cultural or generational, asserting that this too shall pass. Anyway you spin it, in the public eye the phenomenon of saggy pants is unnatural, unpleasant and not cool to look at.
The males who participate in this trend are labeled unintelligent copy cats who have no idea what they are doing and why.
The question is do we have the right judge or stereotype males who choose to express themselves in the manner they desire? When we take a look back at history there’s been many phase of self- expression such as: the Goth movement, punk rock era, the hip hop style, which is referred to being thugged. Furthermore, to counter the objection over men wearing sagging pants, women wear micro minis and they reveal just as much of their anatomy, so why make a fuss over sagging pants?
What Say You?
Throw Back Thursday
Does anybody wear real clothes anymore?
Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Through the rain, sleet and snow you can spot them throughout the five boroughs. No, I am not describing the courageous and hardworking postal carriers. I am referring to the thousands of women of all ages and body types wearing “tights” or “leggings”. This was a fashion trend that started in the 1980s as exercise gear and continues to be a steadfast part of most women’s public wardrobe.
Most days when I see women clad in ‘tights’ I wonder, “does anyone wear real clothes anymore?”
The wearing of ‘tights’ or ‘leggings’ is not the real issue. It’s the inappropriate ways that they are being worn. Yes, tights and leggings are comfortable and affordable. They come in many different color patterns and vary in material. However, upon close observation the leggings that are worn often are the cheap sheer ones that reveal under garments and other body parts that I shall not mention.
We have all had our public and private opinions when we observe women of a certain body proportion while sporting tights. We either shake our heads in disbelief or ask the obvious question: what was she thinking” or better yet, Did she look in the mirror?
Additionally, there are women who bare all meaning their under garments because they refuse to pay the necessary money for quality tights. So, they insult our eyes by revealing what color and choice of under clothing they are wearing. It wouldn’t be such a fashion faux pas if these offenders wore a smock that covered them below their buttocks. Maybe then, they would not be judged as being tacky.
What say you?
Men finish your laugh, you’re not off the hook. To be continued part Two: Saggy Pants