Sagging Pants Not as Hip as Some Think

Ty Chandler, KSDK, January 29, 2015

Sagging pants is all about fashion for teens and twenty-somethings, but sometimes fashion hurts. Could this be a trend that comes back and bite wearers in the butt when they get older?


Whether making a fashion statement or getting girls is the motivation, few who sag may expect to end up needing an orthopedic surgeon. A St. Louis Chiropractor believed this is a real possibility.

“These young men who are walking around with their pants sagging, you can rest assured there’s going to be an epidemic of hip replacements because of the way they have to alter their gait to swing those legs to keep those pants up, they are wearing the hip joints out,” Dr. Michael Gerdine told the St. Louis American.

“It is not a natural way that we are supposed to be walking, so to walk like that all the time there has to be some type of repercussion,” said Agoyo.

Nicholas Commander nearly lost his pants while walking down K Street in Downtown Sacramento.

“That’s why I have back up one’s,” he said.

Commander says he has been sagging his pants for years and it is all he knows. “I have back problems for sure,” said Commander. “I don’t feel comfortable when I’ m not.”


Former sagger, Michael Bennett experienced enough pain, he decided to break from the trend.

“I had pain in my legs and foot just because of how I was sagging. I just changed it up, started wearing a belt, pulled up my pants. My mom didn’t like it anyway,” said Bennett.


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  • Anglokraut

    Whew, good thing all those surgeries will be covered, gnomesayin? Might be a bit of a waiting list, though.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      From all the loud music they blast from their cars, they’ll be needing hearing aids too.

  • dd121

    So now they have a candidate for another entitlement!

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      there’s going to be an epidemic of hip replacements because of the way they have to alter their gait to swing those legs to keep those pants up

      Obamacare will take care of them.

      • dd121

        If I’m on the death panel, they get the hook.

      • Top picture, from upper left going clockwise:

        1. Filling up the radiator.
        2. A wedding or a funeral. Not sure.
        3. “Ain’t no loot, so I gots ta be burning dat!”
        4. His tail is too long and his momma done pawned her sewing scissors.
        5. Still sucks his thumb.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        So true. After segregation ended, the negro race is slipping back into the jungle.

        • ElComadreja

          They never left it.

      • Flanders21

        Maybe something else is going on…

        • throttler

          It seems like the next “fashion” step for these idiots is to not wear pants at all, and just run around in their underwear. I would not be surprised if this happened.

      • Cid Campeador

        The one on the left in the first picture looks as though he’s taking a whiz in the engine.
        They’re always grabbing their “junk” as if to verify that everything is still there. IF they keep it up they might wind up stemming the blood circulation, thereby causing Necrosis . One can only hope.

    • Anna Tree

      Wait until they blame our white privilege for not having to get as many hip replacements.

  • “These young men who are walking around with their pants sagging, you can rest assured there’s going to be an epidemic of hip replacements because of the way they have to alter their gait to swing those legs to keep those pants up, they are wearing the hip joints out,”

    Don’t worry, they’ll die of lead poisoning long before they’ll ever need hip surgery.

    • Tarczan

      You beat me to it!

    • Let’s hope so!

    • TL2014

      I wish!!

  • buster

    Maybe it’s not the low slung pants. They could just be articulated like an Australopithecus.

  • MekongDelta69

    What this so-called ‘reporter’ said:
    “Sagging pants is all about fashion for teens and twenty-somethings.”

    What this so-called ‘reporter’ was too petrified to say:
    “Sagging pants is all about fashion for blacks.”

    • IstvanIN

      I work in an inner city area and see High School walking to and from school. Only the blacks sag. The Hispanics and the few White kids I see wear those skinny jeans.

      • Properly-fitting boot-cut, regular fit jeans here for the last 35 years. No joint problems. Since I get iritis under periods of stress, I am an eventual a shoe-in for rheumatoid arthritis, but I’m not trying to accelerate the process. I’m delighted that dressing like a red-neck (read “normal person”) is actually healthy.

      • MekongDelta69

        One polite correction, if I may…
        “I work in an inner city area ghetto.”

        Something in me hates when all these PC words have snuck into our language through the decades.

        My #1 ‘favorite’ is when people everywhere, keep saying “issues” when they mean “problems.”

        The United Nations has an agenda, which contains many issues.
        A long time ago, I got lit up by an AK round. I have a problem with my foot.

        Incorrect (aka ‘PC’ or ‘wuss’):
        A long time ago, I got lit up by an AK round. I have a isssssue with my foot.

        • Cid Campeador

          Another one that I hate is the constant use of “going forward”. BHO uses it Ad Nauseum. What’s wrong with ” in the future”?
          We need a national uprising against “Newspeak”.

          • MekongDelta69

            “Moving forward” used to be, “From now on”

          • Tarczan

            Add athleticism to your list.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        You must be from Gary, Indiana.

      • ghettovalley

        Skinny jeans are just as bad. The last thing that I want is to cut off circulation to that area. They also look a bit fruity.

    • ElComadreja

      You run into the odd wigger that does it but not often.

  • De Doc

    What’s the crazy ICD-10 medical code to bill out for one of those orthopedic surgeries?

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    So that explains why so many black males walk with a limp. And I thought they were just practicing their “cool walk.”

    • LexiconD1

      “Cool Walk”…aka fondling themselves?

  • Speedy Steve

    Like this down-low fool in Muskogee OK who might have outrun the officer had his pants not been around his knees

    • The stereotypes are that they are good sprinters, while policemen are overweight. On the other hand, the cops I know all look to be in good shape, and they don’t wear their trousers down around their knees.

    • Apparently, according to a congoid I overheard, the pants are worn in such a manner as to allow them to escape the grip of law enforcement. Therefore, if you see a “teen” running down the street in underpants, one may theorize he is a criminal wanted by the constabulary. Similar to, if you see a “teen” walking down the street, one may theorize he is a criminal.

      • Speedy Steve

        Well, this one couldn’t outrun lead. It ended up face down in a wet ditch, and well ventilated to boot.

    • Cid Campeador

      Don’t give them any ideas. The Police love they way the wear them.

    • ElComadreja

      I’ve seen stories like this a few times. These aren’t the brightest bulbs on the tree, even among blacks.

  • Luca

    “Sagging pants is all about fashion for teens and twenty-somethings”

    What kind of shoddy journalism is this? They need to use both code words.

    “Sagging pants is all about fashion for teens and YOUTHS”

    There, fixed it.

  • Speedy Steve

    Whether making a fashion statement or getting girls is the motivation …

    Ummm, not quite! The style was called “jailin'” a few years ago. It was used to indicate that they’d be available as jailhouse punks in exchange for favors — like dope.

  • TomIron361

    Years ago, <y wife and I were in a little hole in the wall bakery I loved real early. We used to get their cheese Danishes. They were really good. While we were waiting our turn a black guy came in pushing a hand truck full of sacks of flour. I noticed his pants were hanging real low. He passed by and had to hit the saddle at the doorway into the back a bit hard to get his load of flour over it. When he pushed it hard and the wheels hit the doorway saddle, his pants fell down around his ankles. The load went over into the back and he tripped over his pants still holding onto the hand truck. I already knew about blacks being absolute morons, but my wife was surprised at his idiocy. She's not surprised anymore at any of their dumb antics.

    • Do you have keyboard Tourette’s?

    • Who Me?

      WTF? Is something wrong with your comp?

    • LexiconD1

      Your post is even dumber than someone who post like this….My pOsT iS mAkInG LoOk DuMb.

  • Jo

    Well, they do look bowlegged.

  • Tarczan

    I just completed an experiment. If you pull your pants down far enough, you actually have to walk with a gait where your legs splay outward as you walk to prevent the pants from falling off. It was uncomfortable doing it only briefly.

    I can see why it would cause hip problems, it feels like you are thrusting your leg against the hip joint.

    • Kenner

      I’d try to duplicate your experiment, but I misplaced my ‘Life-Alert’ button.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Even McDonald’s is getting sick of blacks with sagging pants.

    Maybe McDonald’s will stop targeting blacks in its advertising and ditch its racist campaign, “365black”

    -— maybe business will improve.


    The McDonald’s location at Main and Gray got some extra special attention for a sign at its side entrance imploring those sliding in for burgers and fries to pull their pants up.

    “No one wants to see your underwear,” the sign says. It was put there by the location’s franchisee. McDonald’s corporate says that they have the right to do so and it’s not exactly against company policy.

    • jim

      But I’m sure it be raysiss!

    • LexiconD1

      Who else is going to eat their crappy “food”….?

    • ElComadreja

      McDonalds business has been going to hell the last few years. Catering to blacks hasn’t helped them.

  • jim

    I must admit one of the funniest videos I watched was of the black criminal with his pants sagging trying to run from police and fell off a bridge…..Boy did I lol.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Sagging pants help the cops catch criminals – I don’t know how they arrest them b/c they’re laughing so hard.

  • MartelsGhost

    Most of the idiots sagging their pants don’t expect to live past 25.

    Most of them don’t deserve to………………………..

    • ElComadreja

      Better if they’d never been born.

  • So people who sag their pants are more likely to have joint problems? Uh oh…..”It has been found that persons who sagged their pants are more likely to have joint problems. This affects ‘disproportionately’ (Yeah THAT word again!) African Americans, who, from a young age feel the need to do this to fit in with their culture. Of course this puts them at a disadvantage later in life. By contrast, Caucasians (That’s what they call us.) are less likely to suffer from this, mainly do to the fact that the dominate culture does not pressure them to do so. Thus, this is another disadvantage plaguing the African American community….” (Good grief!)

    • buster

      Evidently it’s healthier to have a bone in the nose.

  • TonyWestfield

    Another reason to say “No!” to schemes that promise “free” healthcare run by the government. Those “free” hip replacements are going to cost me almost as much as the “free” emergency surgeries to patch up all those gunshot wounds.

  • exlib93

    I got a good chuckle out of that. Thanks.

  • Cid Campeador

    “These young men who are walking around with their pants sagging, you can rest assured there’s going to be an epidemic of hip replacements because of the way they have to alter their gait to swing those legs to keep those pants up, they are wearing the hip joints out,” Dr. Michael Gerdine told the St. Louis American.”

    Young men? Young Savages is more appropriate. Let’s keep encouraging them to wear their pants like that. Easier for the Evil Racis’ POleese to chase them down.
    The streets of our cites will become safer with each broken hip.

  • Guess who’s going to have to pay for all those surgeries? That’s right! You and I.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Does Obamacare cover low income idiots who incorrectly stress their hips and asses due to dressing like a convict? You bet it does, courtesy of your taxed income!

    • ghettovalley

      The federal government gives bailouts to mega corporations and welfare recipients, at the expense of the increasingly financially strained and rapidly dwindling white middle class. They want us to be nothing other than wage slaves, our steadily increasing tax revenue used against our will to finance their stupid policies and ideas. It’s only a matter of time until the parasites greatly outnumber us and this entire crooked system implodes and collapses. It is incredibly sad and seemingly inevitable.

  • Who Me?

    A couple of years ago I happened to walk through the “Young Men’s” clothing section. The actually had pants, looked like jeans, with underwear tops sewed on at the top with an elastic waistband in. Looked like sagged jeans with boxers. Actually a rather ingenious solution. Wonder if it ever caught on? (I don’t usually check out the “youff” section…)

    • I bought a pair of jeans at Wally World in early January, and had to dig to find a pair of Wranglers in my size. There was one pair on their shelves. I guess the stores stock the things that are in demand and make them money, but I’d rather dress like a middle-aged ranch-hand than pay extra to look like an idiot.

  • Ograf

    Too bad they don’t think it is cool to cross major roads with blindfolds on.

  • ghettovalley

    They say that pant sagging began in prisons. It was a way for male prostitutes to advertise that they were in business. Many negroes and virtually all wigroes seem to exhibit homosexual type behaviors, so it does make sense.

  • ghettovalley

    Aspiring entertainers and athletes.