Saggy Pants

Dear Readers,

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?


9 thoughts on “Saggy Pants

  1. I used to discuss this with my 11th graders (85 % Black teens). Their desire to wear this or that or low hanging pants dissolved their sensibilities as to what is appropriate or not appropriate in certain environments. That’s why we had dress codes to imprint a “dress for work” consciousness. You can’t dress like you’re part of a rap video production when going for a job interview unless you are in the music industry. The employer looks at you like an idiot and can’t have attire that will scare customers away. Some understood. Others felt such employers were uncool and weren’t going to dress differently. These never got the jobs and wondered why.

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  2. Well, David and we say, we do not understand it, but then again our parents did not understand how we dressed when we were younger (80s style, yikes!). We say dress as you want, but reap the consequences of what you do. Style is personal and we would hate it if someone told us how to dress.

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  3. Hmmm I’m not a fan of this particular fashion statement…. but I choose to listen to this STATEMENT. I respect the “advocates”’and I try to understand their STORY. I communicate with them in LOVE. ❤️❤️❤️


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