Monday, September 17, 2007
Plumber, gangster, it's all the same fashion
Don't you just hate it when you see young guys with their pants halfway down their backsides, strutting along like they are oblivious to the fact that their butts are exposed and their pants have fallen to their knees? I wonder how they manage to take any steps with their waistband around their thighs? My first impression of this fashion was one of a toddler walking around with a fully loaded, saggy diaper. Really, there is nothing appealing about it!
The look apparently started after prisoners, who aren't allowed to wear belts for safety reasons, spread the style to gangster rap videos, which was mimicked by skateboarders who spread it like a disease to impressionable youth who copy just about anything they see.
I guess I'm not alone in my dislike of this bizarre fashion, because now some states in the US are banning the gangsta look, making it illegal to the tune of six months in jail or a $500 fine to be caught with your pants down. Maybe they should just call it the Plumber's Law. Now, that's a welcome crackdown!