…but my pants do not!
On the rare occasion that I golf, I carry many extra balls in a plastic bag. Naturally, my balls sag. Same goes for when I carry softballs in a duffel bag, or my bowling ball in it’s proper bag. Balls are known for causing its container to sag, depending on the strength and elasticity of said container.
But my pants never sag — not even when I was younger. It was just never my thing, never my “bag”, so to speak. I grew up in the inner-city in the 80’s. Run DMC didn’t sag their jeans. Contrary to this played out and seemingly perpetual style, early hip hoppers wore clothes that fit. I haven’t done the research as to which man, (if one man is to be held responsible), or which group “invented” this style. Nor have I done the research to discern why this style has become so popular and everlasting. Frankly, I’m not that interested.
Why the blog? Allow another fool’s pic:
The Skinny Sag
On my off days, I hang out a few towns away from home. It’s a nice area where I sit outside Cafe Eclectic in Montclair, NJ. The strip the cafe is on is busy with a wide range of different kinds of people. It’s a great spot for sitting outside, sipping coffee, and people-watching. That’s what I do these days. One aspect of this people-watching ruins the experience sometimes, mainly because I can’t wrap my head around it. I can’t understand the skinny jeans sag. I mean, isn’t it bad enough that the hip hop kids won’t let this go? Isn’t it bad enough that hip hop ADULTS can’t seem to let go of this?
I won’t go so far as to say that I find this style offensive. There are exceptions to every rule. To place a ban on one would lead to bans on the other…”styles”.
…and I’m no hypocrite.