saggy pants crop
© New York Times
Sagging pants with a belt... how does that work??
Ok I'm going to get straight to the point: Sagging is not cute. Never has been.

In the 8th grade, I went to a Lutheran school where students had to wear uniforms. But somehow, the boys would find a way to sag their khaki pants. Our principal would try to explain to these young boys why they should not "sag." Not only did it look stupid and uncomfortable, it originated in a place where he hoped they would never end up: Prison.

The trend eventually infiltrated the hip hop culture and for the last 15 years, has been adopted by young (mostly black) boys everywhere.