Do Your Buttcheeks Show?

Please! Tell me! When did it become fashionable for guys to wear their pants hanging below their butt crack? I mean, seriously. Watching them walk is painful - it looks like they've got a corncob stuck up their ass.


Over the past couple of years, my son, Nick, has grown into this style. And it's gradually become worse and worse. It's at the point now that the crotch hangs down to his knees. Granted, he has on boxers - you can't help BUT see them! But the last time I checked - boxers were UNDERwear - not outerwear. Might as well just drop the pants and walk around in his boxers. And the ever present belt is merely decorative, not functional.


I keep telling him he's killing the family jewels, but he just shrugs it off. "It's my style - it's how I roll." Roll nothing.


Well, I did a very brief search to see if this is widespread. At Fashion Indie, I uncovered this little jewel of information: Why Do Guys Wear Their Pants So Low? Daniel Saynt lists 10 different reasons. Highlights include:

6. They are really self conscience about their weight and want to make sure that everyone knows they don’t have “junk in da trunk.”
9. They’re are tired of women asking if they wear boxers or briefs.
10. They really, honestly, and fool heartedly think its cool. No joke. They seriously believe that. I know it’s ridiculous. But yes, they really do think they look like the streets version of Cary Grant or something.



But the best reason given was a commenter, Paul, who offered up the following juicy tidbit:

There is a reason guys wear their pants like gangsters… and its completely gay.(no offense) All of the prison cliches may not be true, but… In prison if a man is someones “bitch” hes is made to “sag” his pants as a symbol of his taken status. This I assume is for easy access of the butch. When these “bitches” are freed they rarely wear their pants correctly. As a result the “saggin” look has trickled down into the main stream. So remember, the next time you think dudes with their “sagging” pants are gangsters, let em know where they get their “style.”

There you have it.

Come on, guys! Rethink that "style!" Speaking strictly for myself, it's not stylish. Women don't want to visualize your ass crack. Especially when it's your child's.

In addition, it seems there are a lot of people who take offense to the style and are banning it. In Louisiana, you can end up in jail for up to 6 months for this. In that instance, see Paul's comment above, it may come in handy. :)

So I'd like to hear from you girls/gals - and guys, too. What's your take on this style?

Update: While shopping at the local Stop n Shop earlier today, a little girl asked her mother, is that boy's pants falling down? Ha!Ha! Too funny.

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