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The True Meaning Behind Wearing Your Pants on the Ground
What are You Signaling?
Not only is it unsightly and disrespectful… No one really wants to see what color boxers you’re wearing today or worse, your butt crack…Wearing your pants on the ground holds other meanings and is considered to be a signal in many cases.
The look actually came from prison where the incarcerated are not issued belts to keep the pants up that are not custom fitted. Prison issued clothing tends to be rather baggy, especially the pants that tend to fall off.
Many guys will tell you that they “sag” their pants because it is the popular thing to do. They tend to think that this makes them look “cool.” However, in prison, this fashion comes from the brothers signaling that they are looking for sex. Yes, my dear friends, this “style” is also a signal for gay sex. If you’re not gay, may I suggest picking your pants up before Bubba comes along and misinterprets your meaning? This could prove to be a mess for a guy who may think he is “sagging” his pants as an interpretation of his favorite rap star, and it also marks you as a felon.
Be real…If you’re not a rap star, this look isn’t working for you. Do you really want to advertise that you are looking for gay sex or that you’re a convicted felon?
Which also brings me to the subject of police profiling…If you’re “sagging” your pants, signaling that you’re a convicted felon, why would an officer of the law not choose to check you out? You’re bringing this on yourself and then complaining about it.
While I myself can be found wearing some pretty controversial styles of clothing, I am not one to tell someone else how they should or should not dress. I am simply stating here the facts, what “sagging” your pants really says about you.
If you’re going to make some kind of statement or signal, I think it best to realize that fact before you are approached by someone misinterpreting the meaning of your personal style. Be prepared for police profiling, offers for gay sex and problems with rival gangs. Educate yourself and carry yourself in representation of who you truly are. In the least, educate yourself and be prepared to counteract the effects of your signaling.
In conclusion, there is a time and a place for everything. Grocery shopping and playing in the park where my children can see your butt crack are not very “gangsta” places to be. In these cases, “sagging” is disrespectful and is a far cry from being cool. Think about it…