For those who have been interested in reading my Fashionista Musings portions of the blog, I typically discuss my opinions for certain trends in women’s fashion. To shift gears for a bit for this week’s fashion focus post, I tackle a trend that’s hardly new for men, but not a trend I find particularly attractive either. What am I talking about? The saggy pants look of course.
Plenty of you, guy or gal, are familiar with this look. These are the men who think letting their pants hang dangerously low around their hips with their boxer shorts playing peek-a-boo is sexy as hell. Guys will be strutting their stuff on city streets as if they are the hottest thing you have ever seen. I can tell you, at least for this girl, it’s not. This trend confuses me to no end, and it boggles my mind to see it still popular for some guys.
Honestly, does anyone need to know what color your underwear is? Was it that difficult to pull up your pants the rest of the way? Who is the idiot who started this trend for men anyway? The saggy pants look is tasteless, a lazy way for a guy to get dressed for the day, and I can’t see how this is good for mobility for men. I have observed more men, who like the saggy pants look, walk as if they are waddling like a duck or a penguin. Somehow wearing their jeans this way makes them the world’s slowest walkers, and this doesn’t fly in fast paced New York City where you are always in a rush to get to where you need to go. And men think this is sexy to the ladies? Again, who started this trend? Someone should slap him upside the head for making this an acceptable way to wear pants.
If a guy is walking in front of me and he has his ass hanging out of his jeans, I may stare but it isn’t because I’m checking him out. If I stare, it’s only because I’m appalled to have this random dude displaying his striped or patterned boxer shorts in front of my face. I’m more embarrassed for you. Where else am I going to look if your saggy pants and butt is in my face?! Am I supposed to shut my eyes until you turn the corner and I never have to see you and your butt ever again? Guys, this look is hardly cute. Just…no.
Men are better off wearing their pants the right way, preferably ones covering their butts properly. I am way more attracted to a guy who can dress themselves in a way that doesn’t say, “I just came out of the bathroom and I forgot to pull up my pants on the way out.” Guys, you are better off wearing clothes that doesn’t make people wonder if you still need someone to help you get dressed in the morning. Bless this kid for having better sense than most grown men who want to make this look work for them daily: