For the ingenuous readers, “sagging” is a style of dressing that involves an individual wearing his/her trousers (usually jeans) below the waist or upper buttocks so as to expose the briefs, boxers or jockstraps. It is predominantly practiced by guys. The female equivalent of sagging is the “whale tail”, so to speak.
I’ve tried to pinpoint the “culprit” of this trend. Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., better-known by his stage name as “Lil Wayne”, isn’t the culprit as most people think. He’s merely a purveyor of the fashion that has been in existence since 1996. Being a sensational and influential Hip/Hop artiste, Lil Wayne has swayed millions of kids and adults worldwide to adopt the sagging culture. Akon, Birdman, Chris Brown, DJ Khalid, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Nas, Wiz Khalifa to mention but a few, have all caught the bug too.
Personally speaking, I don’t hate it when guys indulge in sagging. But if one must sag, it should be decent enough just like the way Beckham does. Don’t sag to the middle of your buttocks. When it goes too low, it makes one look like a tout. Also, the boxers or jockstraps must be neat and snazzy. Another important issue is your belt. The belt should be leather, unspiked and properly kempt. People out there feel that sagging shows how bland guys can be in name of fashion! But if yours is done decently, these people can live with it.
There are Anti-Sagging Laws in Florida and other U.S.A states (details were sketchy as at the time this post was published). Wearing of low-slung jeans isn’t a fashion ish for everyone. I know ladies out there feel it reeks of crass indecency to sag one’s jeans. They are right to some extent especially going by the pictures in this post!
In all of these, does this trend apply to men out there? Is it trendy to sag your jeans? Well, let’s hear from ladies if they’d like their men dressed like Lil Wayne, Chris Brown or Kanye West. Oh, even our very own, Wizkid and Saucekid!