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I know I am old but..
« on: October 01, 2009, 06:36:20 AM »
Without wishing to sound too ancient and also trying to avoid a "young people these days etc etc" but can anyone explain the fashion statement being made by wearing one's trousers so low that one has difficulty on walking. Dress down day at work is amusing with all the young gents waddling in. One of my colleagues said to one of them "Hey Robbie, you look like you have a nappy on" and I asked one if he was going out to catch some fish at lunchtime. OK so it is the fashion but who the hell thought of it? What does it mean? 
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 06:50:15 AM »
I don't get it either.  I used to hang about with some "younger" people, who claimed it was more comfortable.

Can't see it myself.  In my youth we were mortified if anyone saw our pants...

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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 08:51:25 AM »
A lot of young people dress like that around here too. It baffles me every time I see it, it really looks like they are struggling to walk but they still insist on wearing their trousers like that? That is one fashion I don't think I'll ever understand.
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 09:08:45 AM »
Yep, I'm in the same boat as you other "oldies", I just don't understand what the appeal is, I do not get it.... and how on earth do they stay up?!!

However, I look at it and think, well, no sweat, you do want you want boys... it just makes me look cooler in my "man's" trousers... :lol:

(OK yeah, mebbe I'm a bit delusional... but it works for me!)
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 09:34:26 AM »
Just pull them down and walk off. It pisses me off too.

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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2009, 10:35:53 AM »
Kids in ghettos used to wear hand-me-downs from their older brothers. Ofcourse those trousers were way too big. But at some point ghetto became cool and it became a fashion statement. Next someone got the idea they could show the brand name of their underwear this way.

It's a bit like the torn jeans in the eighties.

How the hell are you gonna stay out of jail wearing those thing? You can't run from the cops dressed like that.
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 10:38:13 AM »
Baggy trousers went out of fashion ages ago, I thought. It seems to be all about the ball-hugging tight ones at the minute.

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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 10:59:18 AM »
I'm as baffled as everyone else.  Sometimes people have them so low that the actual "bulbous bit" (to borrow a Roo expression) of their arse is hanging out of their trousers.  Which, frankly, they should be arrested for.  :x

Baggy trousers went out of fashion ages ago, I thought. It seems to be all about the ball-hugging tight ones at the minute.

But even those seem to be worn really low sometimes!

They seem to have actually started manufacturing jeans with a dropped waist and the pockets further down to make it look like you're wearing them low-slung.
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 11:03:16 AM »
My drummer and his mates are all bar-stewards for the 'tight jeans with arse hanging out' look. I wear fairly skinny jeans fair low but NEVER like that! It's just fashion atm and a lot of the most ridiculous ones are coming from the metal scene, particularly the kids who are into BMTH, Carnifex, Annotations of an Autopsy, Suicide Silence etc

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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2009, 11:04:56 AM »
Baffles me too, they say it's comfy but I would just feel awkward having that much of my arse out of my trousers. :?

Don't worry, it's not an "age" thing, it really baffles a lot of younger people too.

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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2009, 12:16:36 PM »
Torn jeans have gone out of fashion?!

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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2009, 12:48:44 PM »
Torn jeans have gone out of fashion?!

Next they'll be saying flares are out of fashion too!
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2009, 02:06:00 PM »
They annoy me too, well not annoy me, but if they want to display their low IQ then they're asking for a bashing or two.
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 02:35:43 PM »
You know what's really great?

They all come into music shops, you know, the whole band, with matching low trousers and flesh tunnels, plus a smattering of dreadful slam-death or death-core shirts.

Then they ask for a shot of whatever Jackson or Ibanez.

Then they sit on a stool and bare their arse to the world whilst playing djun-djun-djun-weee-djun-djun-weeee!
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Re: I know I am old but..
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2009, 03:12:17 PM »
I guess "great" is a matter of opinion. :(