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post #1 of 20
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I just saw this mentioned in the "religion" thread.... and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this. Why is it necessary for guys to walk around these days in pants that sit below their butts? I also find it offensive to have to walk down a street and have to see the underwear (and not always clean underwear at that) of some guy who can't be bothered to pull his pants up and make an effort to look respectable. It's some sort of fashion craze over here at the moment to wear absolutely skin tight jeans that apparently aren't long enough to cover the buttocks.

If I wanted to see a guys underwear, I'd ask him on a date. Why should we be subjected to poor taste and lack of decency?
post #2 of 20
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Originally Posted by LilleKat View Post
I just saw this mentioned in the "religion" thread.... and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this. Why is it necessary for guys to walk around these days in pants that sit below their butts? I also find it offensive to have to walk down a street and have to see the underwear (and not always clean underwear at that) of some guy who can't be bothered to pull his pants up and make an effort to look respectable. It's some sort of fashion craze over here at the moment to wear absolutely skin tight jeans that apparently aren't long enough to cover the buttocks.

If I wanted to see a guys underwear, I'd ask him on a date. Why should we be subjected to poor taste and lack of decency?
Lolol, i think that was me

Oh yes the belt below the buttocks is horrible, and now instead of wearing boxers, they wear jock things, so half the time i see their buttocks jiggling around!!! That kind of thing is not tasteful, i'd much rather see my fiances bum thank you.

Oh the skin tight jeans are awful! It's bad enough girls are walking around in them, wearing them so tight you learn an awful lot about them in a minute but boys trying to be emo skater things flashing their package?? Puhlease!! it's not fashion, it's not comfort, it's not cool, it's silly!
post #3 of 20
I just imagine these same young people as older people looking at old photos of themselves and trying to explain their logic to their children and grandchildren. "But Grandpa, why is your butt hanging out?" "um, well, see here junior, that was just the fashion then" Of course by then, maybe the fashions of today will seem tame.
post #4 of 20
It's because of the rap industry. They're trying to look all poor, so by wearing pants too big , they look like they've been starving (so now the pants do not fit).

Personally I agree. I think its the dumbest fashion sense ever. Some people that I have seen WITHOUT the belt...I wonder what is holding their pants up.
post #5 of 20
Hmmm well personally I don't really care what other people wear honestly. If they are ok with what they wear what am I to say its bad for them to dress that way. As long as they are wearing underwear and I am not seeing naked butt I am ok.

As for the tight pants...well I wear them so I have no issues with them. I personally don't like wearing loose pants. I am uncomfortable in them so bring on the tight pants.
post #6 of 20
That whole pants-falling-down look started with the gangsta rappers - in jail, they take away your belt. In certain circles, having been in jail is a badge of honor As for the super-baggy pants: makes it easier to conceal a weapon or stolen goods.
post #7 of 20
Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan and, I believe, Sharon Stone - haven't they been photographed sans underwear?
I look back at what I wore in the '70's (yeah, I am 50 now). Mini skirts and platform shoes. I dance so I still wear short skirts but I can't walk in comfort in such high heels.
Our daughter, 21 yesterday (yeah, Jenny! ) wears jeans that cover her tokhes, nothing low cut, and flip flops or sneakers. Must have done something right.
post #8 of 20
I think the drooping pants thing is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. I loved it on an episode of Cops when some little thug was trying to run away and his pants fell down around his ankles and he fell and was caught. I hope they all wear the stupid looking things just for that reason, it makes them easier to catch.
We have a semi strict dress policy at my DTV job, and you would not believe how some of the people still dress. Most days it is like working among a bunch of thugs and hookers, but you should see it in casual Fridays and Saturdays. It gets worse. The only thing that will happen is that if anyone says anything, you are labelled as racist and they find a way to get rid of you.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
That whole pants-falling-down look started with the gangsta rappers - in jail, they take away your belt. In certain circles, having been in jail is a badge of honor As for the super-baggy pants: makes it easier to conceal a weapon or stolen goods.
Plus there's the idea that in poorer families you wear your older siblings hand-me-downs, so the baggier your clothes, the bigger your brothers.
Personally I Hate the skinny jeans look on weed-smoking, emaciated, spotty, weakling boys. Its the 'I'm in an indie band' look. Bleugh
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by cata_mint View Post
Personally I Hate the skinny jeans look on weed-smoking, emaciated, spotty, weakling boys. Its the 'I'm in an indie band' look. Bleugh
Isn't this a carry-over from the 80s rock hair bands? Some of those guys wore pants so tight, there was no imagination needed

I ride the bus to get around the city. There have been several times young men have fallen down while running to catch a bus because they are trying to hold up their pants with one hand, carry something in another hand and their pants are falling wayyyy down

I completely support their right to wear what they want (look how we talk about other decades' fashions now) but can't help but wonder why young people would want to shackle themselves with their pants. Maybe these generation will need something to regret in 20 years, too
post #11 of 20
Regret in 20 years... how about tattoos in places you might not to see them when you are 60? A friend said that she told her daughter who wanted to get a boob tattoo to put it under the boob so that when they sagged later in life no one would ever see it!
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
I ride the bus to get around the city. There have been several times young men have fallen down while running to catch a bus because they are trying to hold up their pants with one hand, carry something in another hand and their pants are falling wayyyy down

I take the train to work, and just that happened last winter. I was walking up the steps to the platform behind a young man who was carrying something in both hands, when his pants started to fall down. I was afraid he was going to trip and fall down the concrete steps, so I grabbed his waistband and held up his pants till he got to the top. That kid was beet red!
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Regret in 20 years... how about tattoos in places you might not to see them when you are 60? A friend said that she told her daughter who wanted to get a boob tattoo to put it under the boob so that when they sagged later in life no one would ever see it!
Hahahahahahahahaaaa I lOVE that idea!
post #14 of 20
I could really care less what people wear for clothes. Every generation has some sort of clothing choices that some people consider embarrassing, but some people consider cool. My brother is 18, a skateboarder (and a great one at that) and wears skin tight pants. He actually buys them in the girls section. But in no way is he a weed-smoking, emaciated boy. He eats like a horse, but he also skateboards so much. In the summer, he skates every day.

I would rather see the tight pants then the extremely baggy ones. I mean, I like baggy jeans on a guy, but there is some extreme to that. I don't want them down by their knees; if it's showing their boxers a little bit, it's fine, I could care less. In college, some of the worst were the basketball players, their pants would literally be at their knees or mid thighs. I couldn't understand how they didn't fall down.
post #15 of 20
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I must point out that I do support a person's right to wear what they like - but what I don't support is when that right stops being a right to wear what they like, and becomes more about indecent exposure.

I have nothing against tight pants either - it's when they're really skin tight, and only come up to just below their butt-cheeks. It started as a fashion for a guy to be able to show off the elastic on the top of his boxers (usually if they read "BJORN & BORG" or "D&G" or something of a designer label. My point was that I don't like to see ALL of their underwear. Just like I don't like to see a girl's g-string over the top of her pants because she's cramming herself into a pair of trousers that are 6 sizes too small for her. I think there's a very fine line between fashion and vulgar.
post #16 of 20
This is really bad but, everytime I see one of those guys, with their pants drooping, I have this incredible urge to get them a little tug downwards.
post #17 of 20
Reading this thread, I can see very clearly why teenagers wear these things: because teenagers are usually rebellious and therefore love to wear things that shock us "old" people.

If you want them to stop, just start liking the clothes.

Seriously, every generation has gone through this and every generation of adult has been horrified at the clothes and behavior of "kids these days".

I wouldn't judge these teenagers harshly either. It doesn't mean they're gangsters or that they're bad. They're just stupid kids trying to fit in. They'll grow out of it. Or at least as they get older, they'll try to fit in with the older crowd... including criticizing the next generation of "kids these days"

The more things change...
post #18 of 20
I have to agree that there is a line between current fashion and vulgar. I could care less if the crotch of the jeans is just below the knee (saw one young man actually wearing those jeans last night at the mall), but I don't want to see his butt crack. I also don't want to see a perfect outline of his package while he is wearing tight pants - that is vulgar IMO.

And I also don't want to see a young girl's thong showing above the top of her hip-hugging pants. TMI.
post #19 of 20
Oh but they sell jewels you can put into your thong so that bit of your underwear is jewelry rather than just gross (... They really do, a girl my mom works with wears them).

There is an odd sexualizing of the college-aged crowd and I don't know if it happened before or if it's new. An example? I went to a bar here last Thursday and there was a girl on the bar dancing, wearing a skirt that didn't quite cover her butt, no shirt, and no bra, or at least it was around her waist and not covering anything. The bartender poured water on her and her friend while they made out and danced on the bar. This is not unusual in the slightest, it wasn't a particularly wild party, it isn't only that bar, and it wasn't just one or two girls (one of the bartenders was wearing only a bra and no shirt as well). (and because I know someone will ask-- toplessness is completely legal in Columbus, for any reason, I could walk down the street right now with no top on at all). I've never been the type, and I don't understand it, and the way a lot of girls dress to go out is... I don't know. I try hard to cover me and my C-cup up, because I like it when people look at my face when they're talking to me, and as a result I always feel like somebody's overdressed mother or something.

Sorry for rambling, I would just like to know if this is really 'oh, every generation thinks that about the one younger than they' (which I think is what a lot of things are, about music, baggy pants, piercings, etc) or if this is just a change. These girls can't be much younger than me, more than a year and they'd need a fake ID (which of course many of them have).
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Regret in 20 years... how about tattoos in places you might not to see them when you are 60? A friend said that she told her daughter who wanted to get a boob tattoo to put it under the boob so that when they sagged later in life no one would ever see it!
That's why mine are on my lower back and back of the shoulder. It's not on show for everyone to see, and when i'm old and grey, they won't be hanging around my ankles. I thought it out well


I sometimes flash a bit of cleavage, but i'm always wary that there isn't too much because i really hate it when elderly men thing i cannot see them staring behind their sunnies i'm a larger chick, i do wear skirts, but at their shortest are a little above the knee. I don't wear tight tops, or tops that flash my belly and i ALWAYS wear underwear!! (but i'm ladylike so i always cross my legs and make sure i'm demure in a skirt) i pretty much live in jeans and tees otherwise
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