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to get unreasonably irritated by boys/men walking around with their trousers under their backsides?

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Mamazon Mon 08-Sep-08 21:46:28

Im watchng the VMA's and they just had some rapper/singer (omg how old am i?)
who had his jeans literally around his knee's.

i see this "fashion trend" all ovwer the place and each and every time i see it i just want to go up up and give them a wedgy!

it really annoys me.
i have even been known to walk behind them and say "puul your pants up i can see your skid marks"
(much to my mothers horror)

Ready4anotherCoffee Tue 09-Sep-08 00:34:21

I just don't get it either.

am lmao at 'pull your pants...'grin

solidgoldbrass Tue 09-Sep-08 00:39:17

Well if it's my 3-year-old DS you're looking at, it's not a fashion statement it's due to him being so skinny that his pants just won't stay up...

AvenaLife Tue 09-Sep-08 00:40:22

lol! I saw a man yesterday and I had to try really hard to resist the urge to pull them down. grin

thumbwitch Tue 09-Sep-08 00:51:22

argh, it drives me up the wall as well - especially when they are so skinny (teens, not weans) that the only thing holding their troos up seems to be their genitalia!

And as for the boxer shorts puffing out over the back, what the hell is that all about??

Mind you, I am none too keen on seeing girls' bum-cleavages either.

AnnVan Tue 09-Sep-08 00:51:31

Ooh not unreasonable at all! i hate it so much, pull the damn things up!
Although saying that, my DP's 'slob around at home' jeans always fall down! Whenever he wears them, I end up saying 'you're going for the 50cent look then?' He was the first 'celeb' that I noticed sporting this trend and after that everyone seemed to be doing it.

S1ur Tue 09-Sep-08 00:54:00

YABU. little miss 'fashion should stay in era and style I understand'.

So some yoof want to want their trousers as ankle accessories, tis okay, just laugh from a distance and know it probably means you are no longer Young shock

and neither am I.

AvenaLife Tue 09-Sep-08 00:55:14

You know, I walked through the city centre on Friday and saw no less than 6 men cupping their balls with their hands. WHY? Do they think it's attractive. Is there an outbreak of crabs in Derby? This has to be worse than poorly fitting jeans???

Ready4anotherCoffee Tue 09-Sep-08 01:01:35

they're just checking their best friend hasn't dropped off from overusegrin

AvenaLife Tue 09-Sep-08 01:02:55

PMSL! I think the baggy trousers don't hold them up. They have to touch them because they think they'll fall off!

wabbit Tue 09-Sep-08 01:12:37

pmsl @ cupping balls!!!

Califrau Tue 09-Sep-08 01:16:58

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foxytocin Tue 09-Sep-08 01:17:15

Its a gang thing. when the police grab you by the legs as you hoik yourself over the fence, he slides quickly out of his trews. The boxer shorts thing is about showing the label of your designer drawers as a fashion statement but I guess evolved from if you wind up with your trews in the arms of the police then you can run home in boxers instead of dinky underwear or none at all.

where do i pick up this array of rubbish knowledge.

S1ur Tue 09-Sep-08 01:18:53

Cali smile <<hijack>> I know you are jolly good on banners and such, how are you on sewing costumes?

lou33 Tue 09-Sep-08 01:19:35

i have pulled up trousers like that, though so far only with men i know

polo shirts with the collar up have the same effect on me

AvenaLife Tue 09-Sep-08 01:20:07

I can make costumes. I'm rather slow at getting started though.

UmSami Tue 09-Sep-08 01:20:50

YANBU!!! My BIL is the worst for this. Whenever we get to MIL house he is always the one kind enough to come and open the front door and help with my bags...thing is I then have to walk up about 15 stairs behind him and have no bloody idea which way to look! blush
Mamazon I might have to try your line...I mean the boy is not a boy anymore, he's 26 now and a professional to'd think he'd know better! hmm

Califrau Tue 09-Sep-08 16:18:25

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Sobernow Tue 09-Sep-08 16:21:47

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wehaveallbeenthere Tue 09-Sep-08 16:29:37

It's actually a wanna be gang thing. It can be traced back to prisoners (at least in the american penal system). Yes, it is for escape as well as carrying weapons.
The ball cupping. I think that is a male thing (although made popular my Michael Jacksons dance moves way back when he was popular).
I'm surprised the showing your underwear is still in style though. Marky Mark made that one famous (for Calvin Klein) and to be honest...he is the only man that I've seen that could run around in his underwear and still look good,
Okay, well, I don't like the jeans under the buns either but as long as there are gangstas it will remain.

MrsMattie Tue 09-Sep-08 16:31:49

My mum always says to me 'You better not let (DS) wear those funny, saggy pants that show your bum!' grin

Totally unconvinced about the 'gang thing'! I think it just comes from hip hip culture / surf culture, where baggy clothes are the norm.

Califrau Tue 09-Sep-08 16:35:30

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Sobernow Tue 09-Sep-08 16:36:41

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Sobernow Tue 09-Sep-08 16:39:07

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MrsMattie Tue 09-Sep-08 16:39:23

'I'm proud I've been inside'????

What, so all rappers and fans of hip hop who wear baggy, saggy pants are wannabe gangsters? That's just ridiculous! Boys were wearing these jeans when I was at school in the late 80s / early 90s. It's definitely a part of hip hop culture.

I do think it looks silly, but I also think making sweeping generalisations about people based on the style of trouser they wear is silly!

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