Please help me understand a social/fashion phenomenon I see more and more: What is up with pants that hang down?
I see people walking around wearing pants with a 28-inch inseam who have legs that are at least 40-inches long. Obviously, the pant waste is hitting somewhere in mid-thigh.
I see guys walking around (barely) with these things hanging low—and they always have one hand in a pocket. Back in the day, if you saw a guy walking around all the time with a hand in one pocket you sort of gave him a wide berth. Something odd was going on in there, and you really didn’t want to know what.
Today it’s different—but I don’t know what it is.
Walking around with baggy pants seems to be the rage, but I wouldn’t want to be wearing them if I was in a hurry to get somewhere. That wasteband riding on your thigh can be mighty constrictive to your stride.
In fact, there was a story not too long ago about some thieves who were caught by police in a footrace when the baggy pants the bad guys were wearing kept falling down and tangling up their legs while they tried to run away.
In DelCambre, Louisianna this week, the City Council just passed a law against low riding pantaloons…with a penalty of six months in the hoosegow and a $500 fine if your pants ride so low that everyone can see what brand underwear your sporting--or if you’re going commando under there.
$500 is a pretty stiff pop.
Just think of how many pairs of pants you could buy for that much money…which would fit properly.