You are just minding your own business, doing your own thing, and then you start to look around. Everywhere you look, in every direction, you can see someone’s underwear. Are you in a strip club? No. Are you in the underwear section of a department store, surrounded by packages of boxer briefs in every imaginable color? No. You’re at Montclair High School! Sagging. This obviously isn’t a new topic, especially at the high school, where at any time of the day you can look around and see someone’s boxers. Boys claim this fashion fad is comfortable, and that wearing their pants where they are supposed to be, on their waists, is a horrible thing of the past. Girls’ opinions are usually left out of this conversation, but we should be included because we have no choice but to look on as boys flash their underwear around school. Many girls experience that awkward moment when they are helplessly trapped behind an offender in a crowded stairwell and are left staring at someone’s boxers. If you sag, please consider the following: Is this really necessary? Do you really think it’s that cool to have to hold your pants up when you walk dangerously fast? Have you ever thought that maybe, you might make just the wrong move and end up with your pants around your ankles in front of a whole group of people? Yeah, you might laugh it off, but you would always be remembered as the kid who’s pants fell down in front of everybody.
If the previous questions didn’t concern you at all, you might want to consider this: Via Facebook message, we asked the girls of MHS to tell us what they thought about sagging. Here are some of the replies:
“No, it’s unattractive. I never asked to see your underwear, therefore do not show it to me.” – A.N.
“Personally, I don’t find it attractive at all. I actually think it’s pretty degrading for boys to wear their pants like that and it’s really disturbing and bothersome to walk up the stairs and have some boy’s underwear right in your face. It’s not a pretty sight.” – A.R.
“I feel like it depends on who’s doing it and how much they sag.” – C.B.
“I think it looks good if it’s not too much. Like a ‘lil bit of sag is attractive, but no sag at all is ok and too much sag is dirty.” – Z.F.
“I think that guys do it because they think it looks cool and think if they wear their pants high that they’ll look weird. If the shirt is covering the sagging, personally I don’t have a problem. However if a guys butt is hanging out, I don’t want to see that; that’s too extreme.” – I.H.
“I don’t understand how any guy can think that walking (maybe waddling) like a duck is attractive in any way.” – V.B.
“When I’m around my guy friends I always tell them to pull their pants up. I don’t think it’s attractive, but I also don’t like their pants up sooo high. I mean, I don’t mind if they sag a little, but not to the extremes. They can sag a tiny bit but if they go any lower, I will tell them to pull them up.” – A.C.
“It’s gross.” – J.D.
Well, there you have it – although this may not represent the views of all girls at MHS, it gives you an idea of what some are thinking. So let’s reevaluate here – do the pros of sagging really out-weigh the cons?
Pros: 1) Sagging is supposedly comfortable.
2) You have “swag”.
3) Wait…there is no other pro…
Cons: 1) Lots of girls think you are disrespectful, gross and “waddle like a duck”.
2) You are at extreme risk of watching your pants fall down to your ankles in front of the hallway crowds.
3) You might get a little cold down there in the winter.
4) You can’t run comfortably.
5) You have to worry about what your boxers look like with the rest of your clothes (don’t pretend you don’t notice…)
So guys, next time you go to put on your pants make sure a belt is included in the picture too. And better yet, before you leave the house to go to school and display your colorful plaid underwear choice to the whole world, turn around and take a good look in the mirror. How ridiculous do you look right now?
What do you think about sagging? Does it bother you or could you care less? Tell us in the comment section below!