View Full Version : Do you let you son wear their pants below the waist


kita
05-02-2008, 04:32 PM
Do you like it when a guy/girl wears his/her pants below the waist. When he/she walks he/she spreads his/her legs to hold them up? :eek: I saw a young woman dressing in this manner.

Dividir
05-04-2008, 11:49 AM
I am a lil too young to have a son who can decide what/ or how he is wearing his trousers,

but I dont mind them wearing their jeans a lil lower than that which is intended. but ot as we call them where Im from "low bats" or "low battys" or " batty riders"

if your crack can feel the wind, they are too low... but then again its all about preference and comfort, my friends that wear low batts do not actually have their bottoms visible, as they wear shirts that fit.

But if you complaining, buy them a belt that fits!

The Anti Hair Slave
05-05-2008, 05:36 PM
I don't have any kids, but I don't let my younger brother do it... or my boyfriend for that matter. Neither of them really try to tho... so i guess i'm lucky.

denalove
05-05-2008, 06:46 PM
I am a teacher and a mother of 2 sons. I fuss about this all day at work, fifth grade students in school uniform with pants sagging very low. I have gone as far as to bring them a belt to school...of course they weren't too grateful seeing that they consider it "cool" and all.
But to answer your question, no my sons will never be allowed to sport that trend. Soooo-rrryy....

purplehaze_01
06-03-2008, 12:44 PM
I dont find it a problem really as long as they dont be like completely low. I do think it is a disgrace to see older men trying to wear them like that tho'... I find that it is a sign of wanting to feel young. Men out here now wear there pants lower than some of the older kids and that just bothers me. But I really cant judge what people do or what the wear, because people are people and they are what they want to be!... I dont have any kids! But I am a teenager<19>

nicollomo
07-03-2008, 01:03 PM
i hate it, i wish they would just pull they dang pants up it really bothers me, now they even have the little tom girls doing it, it makes me sick.

denalove
07-03-2008, 01:04 PM
i hate it, i wish they would just pull they dang pants up it really bothers me, now they even have the little tom girls doing it, it makes me sick.

Ditto!!! :mad:

ohsnapitsyakira
01-07-2009, 10:07 PM
I don't like it neither. Although I'm 16 and it's nice to be in style and all, I could never get with the baggy pants thing. Some baggage below the waist is okay (contrary to Steve Urkel), but you know that the pants are tooo low when the guy has a belt on and he's still holding on to his pants. I think it makes us look bad and has a bad reputation, since this style came from those who were in jail. Imagine a guy with sagging pants going to a job interview. Um, No.

kita
01-07-2009, 11:38 PM
I don't like it neither. Although I'm 16 and it's nice to be in style and all, I could never get with the baggy pants thing. Some baggage below the waist is okay (contrary to Steve Urkel), but you know that the pants are tooo low when the guy has a belt on and he's still holding on to his pants. I think it makes us look bad and has a bad reputation, since this style came from those who were in jail. Imagine a guy with sagging pants going to a job interview. Um, No.

I seen the most beautiful thing today. I saw three young black males with nice hair cuts and their pants were not hanging. I was so proud of my little brothas. They were nice looking young men.

curlcrew2
01-08-2009, 12:10 AM
Well, I have heard the story of where this TREND comes from. When men are in prison they cannot wear belts( due to causing harm to others or themselves), so sometimes their pants would sag. This became a sense of style for some. O.K. enough said, I hope this allow some to re-think this one.

the_other_half
01-08-2009, 12:12 AM
I don't have any children, but if I did... I wouldn't let him.

HairObsessed
01-08-2009, 12:30 AM
HECK NOOOOO!!!! As a matter of fact I made him read this article to me OUT LOUD: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/fashion/30baggy.html

I also went old school (my husband co-signed) that if he isn't wearing his belt we plan to show up at school and use it for more than just holding up his pants... if you catch my drift! LOL!!!

curlcrew2
01-08-2009, 12:56 AM
HECK NOOOOO!!!! As a matter of fact I made him read this article to me OUT LOUD: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/30/fashion/30baggy.html

I also went old school (my husband co-signed) that if he isn't wearing his belt we plan to show up at school and use it for more than just holding up his pants... if you catch my drift! LOL!!!

'Nuff said Hairobsessed I had just put on here about the prison story. I'm glad you have an article to back it. My son was never allowed to, we kinda created my husband and I the same scenario with our son, yes he abide. Morals and values go a long way. Trust me! He's 26 y/o now.

HairObsessed
01-08-2009, 01:15 AM
He is my Step Son but I treat him as if he came out my womb. I don't have any Biological children... someday. HOWEVER I do not play with either one of them! (They are twins 14 years old, one boy one girl.) Their Bio-Mom passed away years ago when I met my husband. He is not having it either! LOL!

the_other_half
01-08-2009, 01:29 AM
I don't understand the whole issue still. The majority of people who do this do it because it is a style, and nothing else. After all, it's not very comfortable. It hinders you while you are walking... and forget running (from say... the police). I know gay people do it to show off the goods (wish I didn't just type that.... shiver).

The fact that it has become such an isue that people are being sentenced for it, does bother me a bit. Not that I like the style. I think it's horrible. I buy baggy jeans... they stay on my waist, and if I have an inclining that it may not, I wear a belt... but they are undoubtably baggy. And I wear them because they are comfortable. I can't stand clothes that feel restrictive (that includes suits too... you can imagine my issue when I was getting married).

I've seen girls who, while wearing this style, constantly battling to keep their jeans or pants or whatever, at their waiste - when it wasn't designed to do that. I look at them and wonder - why wear that if you don't want them to keep them lower than your waist? It's like a herd mentality. Their like the borg... following the trend just for the sake of following it.

I despair at the world of today. :(

munchy
01-08-2009, 06:05 AM
I don't like the look at all . Just a little education for some:

S-A-G-G-I-N IS NIGGAS spelled backwards !

LilMissRed
01-08-2009, 06:21 AM
my goodness I cant stand this look! my 13 yr old I will admit has gotten away with this horrible habit a few times, but I've stayed on him about wearing a belt so hes gotten ALOT better.. Ive made sure that the excuse he uses "I cant find my belt" no longer appies- I went out and bought him 4 different belts-what could possibily be his excuse now right??

ices.princess
01-08-2009, 06:36 AM
People don't have to wear their pants up to their neck but I don't want to see any behinds.

munchy
01-08-2009, 06:56 AM
As long as I'm not seeing the kind of boxers you have on, I'M OKAY with that!

Tall, Black Canadian
01-08-2009, 01:03 PM
My son's only 3, so this is no issue. My hubby always wears a belt, although for a brief time when we first met, he wore saggy pants and huge shirts. For that first Christmas I bought him 3 pairs of jeans and about 6 pairs of CK boxer briefs. It drove the point home very subltely ;)

My daughter and I are the ones who have issues keeping our pants up. My dd is skinny and tall, so pants are long in the leg, but despite being taken in, are still big in the waist(size 5 or 6 for the leg, size three in the waist :( ). All the jeans I find out there that actually hit above my hips are all stretch, so they don't stay up in the rear, even with a belt. So with jeans, I always wear some sort of tunic top or long t-shirt (thank goodness they are in style). I need at least a 34" inseam just so I don't look either pornographic or ridiculous. It's not easy being tall somedays.

thenotso
01-08-2009, 09:56 PM
heck no! i don't think it looks very respectable.

Kalika1
01-08-2009, 10:17 PM
Absolutely Not! Nor would he want too. He is 15 and thinks it looks foolish.

I also want to add about the reference to the prison thing. I honestly don't believe that was a prison thing that they decided to call a fashion.

I believe the enemy has these men deceived, and it is just one more thing to hold the black man down. To try discredit the younger race. The enemy will use any form of bondage he can. You cannot even walk properly holding on to your pants. Some of these guys have been pushed around so much. They have become immune to disgrace. I pray they waken up from this delusion, and realize God has bigger plans for them than some fashion statement that doesn't say anything but LOSER.

evanny
01-08-2009, 10:50 PM
Ummm...............no! I wish he would try that when he gets of age. I'll start buying him nothing but those extra tight emo pants. Let's see him try and sag those. Who am I kidding, he'd probably find a way he's related to me. LOL That will not be tolerated though. If I can see the crack, the pants will be raised up the back!

vidgrl007
01-09-2009, 11:37 AM
I hate the saggy pants look.If I wanted to see crack I would hire a plumber.

munchy
01-09-2009, 11:38 AM
LOL A vidgrI007 .

mssnu
01-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Ditto!!! :mad:

Ditto, Ditto, Ditto

CherriPepsi
01-11-2009, 01:00 PM
Wow, thank God I didn't have a boy. I can't stand seeing boys walk around with their pants lower than their butts. My daughter will have to learn sometimes you do judge a book by the cover and if you see a dude come up to you dressed like that, run very fast.

ohsnapitsyakira
01-11-2009, 05:23 PM
I also want to add about the reference to the prison thing. I honestly don't believe that was a prison thing that they decided to call a fashion.


"The practice, which did begin in prisons, worked its way from the hoosegow into hip hop culture. It was adopted by a variety of rap artists, such as Ice-T and Too Short, which enhanced its perceived tough-guy cachet. Sagging can even be taken a step further by wearing the droopy breeches backwards. (Totally Krossed Out, the 1992 debut album of Kriss Kross, shows the pair of 13-year-old rappers doing this.) By 1995 the style had seeped into mainstream teen culture - one no longer needed to be a wannabe 'gangsta' to sling 'em low."

Click here to see the rest of the article (http://www.snopes.com/risque/homosex/sagging.asp), but the a lot of the article refers to linking the sagging pants to homosexuality, which definitely isn't true.

kita
01-13-2009, 06:02 PM
"The practice, which did begin in prisons, worked its way from the hoosegow into hip hop culture. It was adopted by a variety of rap artists, such as Ice-T and Too Short, which enhanced its perceived tough-guy cachet. Sagging can even be taken a step further by wearing the droopy breeches backwards. (Totally Krossed Out, the 1992 debut album of Kriss Kross, shows the pair of 13-year-old rappers doing this.) By 1995 the style had seeped into mainstream teen culture - one no longer needed to be a wannabe 'gangsta' to sling 'em low."

Click here to see the rest of the article (http://www.snopes.com/risque/homosex/sagging.asp), but the a lot of the article refers to linking the sagging pants to homosexuality, which definitely isn't true.

I heard about the practice in prison.

Bodybutter
01-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Dear, President Elect OBAMA...please do not forget you are a black man...help our young men to once again be the proud black men they need to be...Speak up...ASK them TO PULL UP THOSE PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!:really angry:

PDuffey
06-25-2010, 07:27 PM
Sagging became popular in prison, why would someone want to act like they're in prison. I do not like my generation and how it thinks it's cool to sag or what not. Does not leave a good impression at all

naomimaxine927
06-25-2010, 09:22 PM
I don't mind if is a little off the waist, but definitely not to the point where their whole butt is out. I don't even like boxer peaks, why would I want to see your a**?

naomimaxine927
06-25-2010, 09:23 PM
Ummm...............no! I wish he would try that when he gets of age. I'll start buying him nothing but those extra tight emo pants. Let's see him try and sag those. Who am I kidding, he'd probably find a way he's related to me. LOL That will not be tolerated though. If I can see the crack, the pants will be raised up the back!


I've seen dudes sag these Evanny. They do this in NY! They put it on their thighs lmao.

jusstoya
06-25-2010, 09:29 PM
My son goes crazy if his pants aren't pulled up Irkel (sp) I don't think sagging will be a problem for us. LOL

My brothers sags with all his draws showing, I don't get it. It's not cute! IMO

denalove
06-25-2010, 09:56 PM
My son goes crazy if his pants aren't pulled up Irkel (sp) I don't think sagging will be a problem for us. LOL

My brothers sags with all his draws showing, I don't get it. It's not cute! IMO

lmao at Irkel!! That's better than saggy..it's so funny because that's how my middle son wears his sometimes to school..he's highwasted:p

saraesa
12-31-2010, 01:22 AM
I think that there is a bit of a double standard when it comes to men and women. Look at it this way when men wear their pants below their waist all we see is boxers, shorts, etc BUT when women wear their pants below their waists alot of times we get to see pure skin in the form of butt crack, muffin tops, back fat etc. Yet if someone tried to tell women that lowriders and hip huggers were unacceptable people would be claiming sexism. Just my two cents that men at least have the decency to not moon us when they sag.

ShEiSsOiNsAnE
12-31-2010, 06:17 AM
I would not lwt that happen if I had a son til this day I tell my coworker to pull his pants up I think its immature and degrading nobody wants to see your ass if that was the case leave out rhe house without pants

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BostonMaria
12-31-2010, 08:49 AM
My son is 19 so I don't dictate what he can or cannot wear. Luckily for me he's very conservative and refuses to wear his pants low.


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dargofargo
01-01-2011, 05:15 PM
I wouldn't say I'm too young to have kids (21) but i don't have any. But i do have a boy cousin and i remember my mom would tell him to pull his pants up because it was tacky lol.
I personally haven't seen much of the saggin of pants at all except for a few guys who skateboard but i wouldn't say they were saggin. But i remember it was HUGE when i was in elementary and middle school. I couldn't stand it. Sorry but i don't need to see you're boxers or your thong. I think it's just tasteless . Now i'm not saying you need to have your pants under your armpits lol but They don't need to be so low all of your butt is hanging out.

dezi
01-01-2011, 07:07 PM
No, I don't let him. I think that is the most horrible style. I can't wait til this trend is over.

Halibel
01-01-2011, 08:15 PM
I don't even like to talk to guys that sag their pants, let alone having my son do it. (If I had one, lol )

tyff says WHOA
01-01-2011, 08:24 PM
I read the OP & a couple of the responses but I'm so passionate about this I have to respond. lol

My answer: NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. I think it's trashy to see people wearing pants that are not on or just below the waist. The whole underpants showing, having to literally hold your pants up every few seconds because they're falling is outrageous. Not attractive.

Oh! And you know what gets me? When people have a BELT on with their pants sagging down beneath their pelvis. Or when guys have capri/long shorts on but are sagging them so they look like high waters. What??? I've seen it. I'm still vexed.

lilo moon
01-01-2011, 09:32 PM
H-e-double hockey sticks to da naw. I buy his pants to fit and even when he can buy his own clothes if he live in my house he not. Besides i think it's disguiting

CherriPepsi
01-02-2011, 02:03 PM
I think that there is a bit of a double standard when it comes to men and women. Look at it this way when men wear their pants below their waist all we see is boxers, shorts, etc BUT when women wear their pants below their waists alot of times we get to see pure skin in the form of butt crack, muffin tops, back fat etc. Yet if someone tried to tell women that lowriders and hip huggers were unacceptable people would be claiming sexism. Just my two cents that men at least have the decency to not moon us when they sag.

Women still wear hip huggers? I though that died out.

serene
01-06-2011, 06:37 PM
I remember one day at the gym getting my treadmilli saw a dude with his jeans at his knees smh

I don't have kids, but i'm not even talking to any body who wears their pants saggin. I"m not saying wear em high up....but have close to ur waist...not at ur knees

KatrinaGe
01-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Before I could bring it up....My son informed me that he didn't like it. So I am fortunate that my son (age 15) didn't follow the trend.

BugEyez
06-09-2011, 10:05 AM
my son's pants sag every now and then...and that's only because he is still in diapers! And that's how i feel about that. You wear 'em saggy, you wear a diaper.

PurplePeony
01-30-2012, 04:18 PM
Absolutely not. My nephew does & it annoys me soooooo bad!

Festival
02-25-2012, 07:56 AM
my little brother prefers skinny jeans. it bothers my to no end -_____-
he's a twin and he's always comparing his skinny jeans to his sister

HairObsessed
02-25-2012, 12:13 PM
I think I said this already but if I didn't Hells no!


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denalove
02-25-2012, 02:11 PM
my little brother prefers skinny jeans. it bothers my to no end -_____-
he's a twin and he's always comparing his skinny jeans to his sister

This too annoys me!! To see boys in those.

HairObsessed
02-25-2012, 04:55 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4354cf60-74d1-91a8.jpg

Eeewwwwww!!!!


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PurplePeony
07-15-2013, 12:54 PM
I don`t see this as much anymore. My brother used to sag & I hated it. I don`t know why he wanted to act ghetto. My son loves my brother very much so I`m glad he didn`t influence my son. Ds hates to see people sagging. He knows how much it hate it.

kals
07-15-2013, 10:50 PM
^^^I hate it too!!! My sons wear theirs on their hips (or right above) with a belt...very presentable. :)

If the men/boys who wear sagging pants down to their knees knew the history (butt advertisement in prison), I doubt they would do it!!

PurplePeony
07-15-2013, 11:02 PM
^^^some gang bangers started wearing baggy, sagging clothes to hide large weapons as well.
whatever the reason it`s not a good look.