Thursday, August 30, 2007

The origin of sagging

Sagging [pants] began in prison, where oversized uniforms were issued without belts to prevent suicide and their use as weapons. The style spread through rappers and music videos, from the ghetto to the suburbs and around the world.
--Niko Koppel, NYT, on how that puzzling fashion started

1 comment:

AbFab2theMax said...

interesting. i had heard that the baggy clothes fad started as a way for youth to hide things, like weapons and shoplifted items.