Why this trend didn’t fizzle right along with gangsta rap we don’t know, but pant sagging is alive and well. Need proof? Take a stroll through the Meadows mall.
Our gripe with sagging begins with the very concept of it (only Huggies should endure that kind of strain) but doesn’t end there. The fact innocent bystanders have to get a shot of strangers’ boxers — or worse, Fruit of the Looms — leaves an acid reflux taste in our mouths. But, that’s not even the nail in the coffin.
Even more obnoxious than the style itself and the exhibitionism it inspires is the walk that comes with sagging. It’s not one foot in front of the other, it’s more like one foot diagonal to the other. All in the name of keeping their pants from dropping like it’s hot.
Luckily, one woman in Missouri not only agreed with our assessment, but decided to create her own remedy.
Thomasina Clarke is responsible for Bagg’ns, the line of jeans that proclaims “If you must sag, sag respectfully, sag responsibly.” How is that possible? With two waistbands, one sits where the fashion forefathers intended, right at the waist, and the other grazes the bottom of the bottom.
They may have been created by a mom (Clarke has two sons), but they’re a far cry from mom jeans. You’d be hard pressed to distinguish a pair of Bagg’ns from the pair the kid at the mall sports. Prices range from $47 (for shorts) to $56. Log onto baggns.com to help the sagger in your life.
We like to think of Bagg’ns as a fashion muzzle of sorts. The annoying trend still exists, it’s just not as loud anymore. And for that, we’re thankful.