What is it with guys and their pants? To be more specific, what is it with their underwear and their butt cracks showing?
I recently attended a high school graduation party with a bunch of teenage guys who were oh so cool with their low, baggy jeans-- all gangsta style, hip and full of attitude. I understand peer pressure and the need to fit in, which means how they dress plays a part. But I also know the day will come, in their middle-age, when they'll cringe at photos from their past-- kind of like I do with the wild perms and big hair photos of my youth. At least I hope they'll be cringing rather than still wearing the same hideous look as adults.
It's just so hard for my 50-something brain to wrap around this fashion trend and how shopping works. Do guys buy jeans in their waist size or their butt size? And, what about the length-- Is it based on the jeans pulled up or falling down? And how do the pants actually stay up. Most teenage boys I know don't even have a butt! What gives?
Back in my day, if someone saw I guy's underwear showing it meant he'd get a wedgie until the underwear elastic was torn off. When did things change so drastically? Are the underwear showing teens of today the off-spring of the poor guys from high school who always used to get underwear wedgies?
Have you noticed many of these guys parade around public in their pajamas too-- You know the elastic-waisted flannel sweats. Even in their pajamas they seem to think it's imperative we all still see their underwear and butts! Why? But what I'd really like to know is-- when they're alone at home (in front of their mother!), do they walk around in their pajamas with their butts showing or, do they finally pull their britches up?
I know, I know, if I'm asking these questions I'm too old to understand. All I can say is thank gawd I only had to worry about wild hair trends and bad perms in my day because my parents would not have let me leave the house with my butt showing. Never. Ever.
Fortunately, by the time I was into the ripped sweatshirt fashion trend ala Flashdance, I was already in my own apartment. Mom would have had a fit over that fashion statement too.
What was the fashion statement (mistakes?) of your youth?
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