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Low slung Trousers Fad

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Low slung Trousers Fad

Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking it, each to their own but I see young men walking about with their trousers halfway down their backsides with their underpants on display.
What's this all about? Is it rebelling against fashion, society, women or what....I'm genuinely curious as it seems to me most uncomfortable.
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

I just don't think they get trousers that fit them. Grin
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

Sloppiness is the new fashion..... don`t worry, strat..... we are too old to "carry it off"... !  Cheesy
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

It's an import from USA prisons where the inmates are given one size fits all trousers while they are incarcerated. Over generous "pants" are saggy amongst the thinner prisons. They continued this as a "badge of honour" when released at the end of their sentence.  It's a gang thing really which has spread to youth elsewhere as a symbol of protest. ..
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

I recently watched one of those police shows on ITV4 where a thief was trying to escape with his ill-gotten gains. He was wearing a pair of those 'crotch round your knees' trousers which fell down as he was running and he fell flat on his face with cans of larger flying everywhere. I laughed till I cried Grin

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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

Thanks for that AlaricAdair.
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

In the US is used to be very much something black  people did but now it seems to be every youngster that does it.
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

My son and his friends wear their pants in this style and they think they are so cool and stylish.
Just like we did with drainpipes, flares, loons, hipsters, bags. bib & brace....need I go on?
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We did keep our underwear where it belongs.....but I'm old fashioned Sad
I noticed your reference to pants Brian, is that the American pants or the British pants? Wink
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

I'm old fashioned too Dick but perhaps the modern underwear is more fashionable (and expensive) than white Y fronts.
When I said pants I meant trousers of course, seems like the American words have stuck with me. However I do refrain from using words like "gotten" and "awesome"
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Best thing that happened to me for a long time Smiley Gives me more time with the family which can't be bad.
I wasn't criticising current dress sense just curious as to where the custom originated Smiley I now have an answer.  Smiley
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

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I recently watched one of those police shows on ITV4 where a thief was trying to escape with his ill-gotten gains. ...

This one?
http://club937.com/robber-drops-beer-and-pants-video/
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

I remember this being in fashion in the mid nineties when I was still in school, so it's not a particularly new thing.
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Quote from: Mav
I recently watched one of those police shows on ITV4 where a thief was trying to escape with his ill-gotten gains. ...

This one?
http://club937.com/robber-drops-beer-and-pants-video/

That's the one.
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Re: Low slung Trousers Fad

I don't recall anyone at my Secondary School doing this In the mid nineties, Each to their own I guess. Sad