A lot of the younger male generation wear their pants below their butt or half of their butt. I have heard that this was generated from a jail style. Can you explain where it came from and why young men do it? Is it one of those cases where it started off as a bad or taboo symbol but is now just a style? Or are the people who wear it trying to send a specific message... if so, what message are they trying to send?
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It started with buying clothing you'll grow into and wearing hand-me-downs... You wear your older brothers old jeans before they fit you because your family can't afford to buy new clothes all the time. That turned into people wearing baggy jeans a few sizes to large. Which turned into a fad because it;s really comfortable. Which turned into new lines of urban clothing to meet that demand. Which turned into stupid laws to fine people for having sagging pants. Which turned into companies making skinny jeans, which turned into kids rebelling against the skinny jeans and the stupid sagging pant fines and they just pulled their tight jeans down their ass on purpose to say f*** the world you can't control me. lol They need to bring back baggy jeans so my balls can be comfortable again. I haven't worn jeans in years because of it.
From what I hear, the whole thing started from jails, where dudes who wore their pants low meant that they'd be up for round of fun in the sheets with anyone. However the true meaning got lost on the way and now it's generally believed to be "gangsta" to wear them that low.
When you enter many prisons, your belt is taken away from you because it can be used as a weapon or to commit suicide. Hence the saggy pants. Ex-prisoners went back home and continued the fashion statement.
no brains and no self respect, and any woman that wants to be seen hanging out with that stupidity should not be able to reproduce... if this is a gangster thing then why don't you punk ass pussy wannabe's go fight ISIS?
Like the person said it came from getting your belt taken away then people followed this outside jails. However some such as myself sag because it's more comfortable. Not to the point where you can see my entire ass but if I took my shirt of and you saw me from the front you'd definitely see the sex lines right up to the point where your pubes just start. I find this most comfortable since it gives my junk space even when I sit and it feels a lot more free than when I wear dress pants up to the waist line.
Prison symbolism for being open to sexual favors for peotection or favors of another kind in return.
Then stupid people knew it came from prison but didn't find out what it really meant, so they started doing it to be "thug".
It started in the 70's and rarely does anyone know the real meaning. It is a sign of stickin it to the man. Showing your ass to da man. It is like f*** you to the white man and the establishment. It is ridiculous and low class. If my child was caught doing that he would be stuck wearing leotards to the age of 18.
I don't know if it's the same in other countries, but in my country it comes from jail yes. It was seen as a symbol of a guy indicating he's available to have sex with the other men. I think a lot of people who do it now, don't know the real meaning behind it and just think it looks hot or cool. Which of course, it doesn't.
It's just a style thing. I'm pretty sure guys didn't start doing it to suggest anal sex lol even though that's where it originated from *sidenote: that's f*cking disgusting. what the hell kind of no integrity having man thinks he is entitled to another man's anus because of how he wears his pants?! >:( pisses me off!* They do it because they probably think it looks cool, it's more comfortable, and maybe they don't like tight pants. Maybe they don't like the way it feels wearing your pants all huging your waist and hips.