Why do some people wear thier pants below thier wasit?

You know, like with the hip hop crowd and such. How did this get started and does it mean something like "I'm a Gansta"?

Does it mean something else?

I mean what is the deal?

Update:

O.K. so I cant type, you all know what I mean.

It does not bother me at all, I just wanted to know how it all started, and "Klan man", your an idiot.

Update 2:

Too many good answers to pick!!!!

Thanks for the "Shopes", learned alot!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    bcoz they r fat

  • Jamie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I don't know.....but I do know that for women at least, it is healthier. To much pressure on the waste isn't such a great thing.

    I took East Indian dance for a while and our teacher insisted that tight waste bands and waste bands in general, encouraged fat to accumulate below the belly button. I suspect there was an energy issue as well. There is a chakra there isn't there?Who am I to argue. Honestly nothing should be overly tight!

    This stuf is just an expression of a generation, time and place. Hmm, maybe there is meaning to it.

    Peace!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's called "sagging" and I hear you can get up to a 500 dollar fine for it. I guess the people who do it have such short attention spans that they forget what they're doing everyday when they put their pants on, either that, or they're just plain stupid.

  • Amber
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You know what when I was younger I thought that was the style for men to wear their pants like that, now that I've grown up I can see why all the adults would fuss about it, it looks ridiculous. I've been told that the saggy pants stuff started in prison, and it was a way to let other men in prison know they were gay.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sporting a mean sag became popular a few years ago, as baggy pants came into fasion, I guess a lot of those pants had wide waistbands too!

  • a
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    umm most.....id say 99% of teens do not wear there pants at there waist. your waist is where your belly button is. this is considered in stores as high rise or even extra hiegh rise, most teens wear there pants at there hips or even below, it is called lowriding when your boxers stick out of the top, (for guys) low rise to extra low rise is the current fashion, wait high....is slightly disturbing and considered grandma pants

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No people in jail use to wear there pants below there waist because they got butt raped and i guess it would be sore so they wore there pants below they're waist(hah that's funny) and sweetie it's spelled waist

  • 1 decade ago

    its just the style now. like it or not kids are going to wear their pants below their waist's. it may be the influence of their idols on T.V. or that they want to be like everyone else. the times change, and with them the style so until the style changes again, kids pants will be below their waists.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its a way to show people that they're ignorant without having to say a word.

  • 1 decade ago

    Read this:

    http://www.snopes.com/risque/homosex/sagging.asp

    And you know I am kind of over sagging pants. It was cute when we were kids but after a certain age it should just stop!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    I wear my pants at my hip, I have a short torso, if they were at my waist I'd have one atomic wedge

    Source(s): sagging was for "easy access" in prison
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