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Super Baggy Trousers

For the beltless
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I'm sure everyone has seen one of these people, they walk around in their massively baggy trousers and refuse to wear a belt for whatever reason - meaning they are constantly exhibiting their boxer shorts to all and sundry.
Super baggy trousers are the solution to this, instead of - for example - the 85cm or so length of material from ankle to crotch, the length in these trousers would be 5.1 metres (assuming trousers when piled up are around 1/6 their full length).
The trousers are identical in every other measurement to normal trousers, except that when they are worn, the legs will pile up until they are unable to fall down any further.
Now baggy trousers can be worn without them having to be pulled up constantly and without the wearer exposing themselves. (Warning - trousers may also weigh 6 times more than their original counterparts.)
fridge duck, Jul 03 2005

(??) Super Baggy pantaloons. http://www.nofear.o...mages/mc_hammer.jpg
Where are they now? [blissmiss, Jul 04 2005]

Pooduck http://www.disturbi...om/view.php?item=21
Should this go here? [pooduck, Jul 08 2005]

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       It would be like walking with tires around each leg.   

       I don't know, could people die when they try to take a step, trip up on the huge trousers before being smothered by the folds, never to be sen again. [+]
Germanicus, Jul 03 2005
  

       Fashion being what it is, if you make them someone will wear them.
wagster, Jul 03 2005
  

       I wonder if the same wannabe gangsta types write with a crayon in school?
wagster, Jul 03 2005
  

       Surely the elastic waistband would be the answer to prison pants problems. Too informal?
Texticle, Jul 04 2005
  

       I think they wear elastic waistbands now--but apparently the low-slung trousers continue as a trend in prison fashion that indicates that the wearer's ass is for sale for such items of barter as drugs, protection, cigarettes, etc. Or it could mean that the individual is somebody else's bitch--but it's more likely that a leash indicates that in particular.   

       Why not put a structure in the pants of springs and hoops? It'd be Elizabethean retro.
Eugene, Jul 04 2005
  

       //I'm sure everyone has seen one of these people.//   

       I work with a young man that wears his jeans that way. He is black, 21, and his father, (biological), was the king of a gang here for many years. (20-Love, for sartep, who might have heard of them).   

       Anyway, he is the most responsible, caring, compassionate person, I have ever met. The reference to "these people" is offensive. Even if they were white, and just wanted to be cool, I think the way this idea is written, is insulting. (We once had one about fat women not wearing belly bearing, tops. Hey, it's their bellies, and if ya don't wanna look, don't look.) Same for boxers. If ya don't wanna look, turn your eyes, and/or head, in the other direction. Not to mention M.C. Hammer did this, long before others.
blissmiss, Jul 04 2005
  

       Real baggy pants would start at the waist and go up the torso and be drawn in a tight knot above the head, thus encompassing the whole world except for the wearer's upper body and head.
JesusHChrist, Jul 04 2005
  

       I'm waiting for the baggy trousers arms race to step up. Instead of trousers which reach halfway up the wearer's bum revealing boxer shorts, people will wear trousers which reach up to mid thigh revealing boxer shorts which get to mid-bum level and another pair of boxer shorts underneath.

Also, for rainy weather, why don't they make the bottom couple of feet of trouser leg out of a non-absorbent fabric? ("...now with removeable Gore-Tex lower-leg segments!").
hippo, Jul 04 2005
  

       + The sad thing about today's society is that you get Liz Hurley, Madonna or Kate Moss to go the the Emmys wearing them and the next day you won't be able to walk down the road without tripping on them.
CloakedBeauty, Jul 04 2005
  

       I think you would trip on them anyways.   

       Would you have to add fabric as the material softened over time?
st3f, Jul 04 2005
  

       Baked by people on stilts. This could have a million uses. When you are tired, it could be folded out to form a sleeping bag or a hammock.
hidden truths, Jul 06 2005
  

       //he is the most responsible, caring, compassionate person, I have ever met. The reference to "these people" is offensive. Even if they were white// When did I ever mention that these people are Black? Or irresponsible/ uncaring/ uncompassionate? Or, for that matter, anything other than people who wear baggy trousers? I can't really see how this idea is written offensively.
I felt the idea was written as an aid to the people with the trousers, stopping their trousers from falling down - leaving them with full use of their hands and free of any embarassment at being exposed.
fridge duck, Jul 07 2005
  

       I simply have issues with the reference to "these people". Is there such a thing? Can you elaborate?   

       As a teenage girl, I was sent home almost daily for short skirts. I knew what I was doing, it was, at the time, the trend.   

       If my daughter did it when she was a teen, I would of tied her to a tree!
blissmiss, Jul 07 2005
  

       the phrase 'these people' seems here to simply mean people who wear baggy trousers. That you chose to interpret this as a stereotype or a generalisation says more about your own bias than that of [fridge duck].
hidden truths, Jul 07 2005
  

       Yikes! I'm not sure how you took that leap. Within the minority communities, where I live, and being half Navtive American, clumping a certain population together as "these people", just feels wrong.   

       The folks that tend to where this fashion, atleast around here, are for the most part African American, or white guys, who want to fit in with the same. No pun intended.
blissmiss, Jul 07 2005
  

       I must jump in here [bliss] and state that I, too, made no immediate mental connection of the phrase "these people" to anything more than individuals who wear this fashion. If [fridge duck] had identified this trend as a proclivity of any particular racial minority I think he could rightfully be pilloried, but I see nothing offensive in what he has written. I respect your opinions [bliss] and I understand how this has upset you. Would it help if we get [fridge duck] to change the words "these people' to "these victims of fashion"?
Canuck, Jul 07 2005
  

       Seems to me that a strip of velcro on the boxers would be all that's needed to keep them from falling any further than you want.   

       Or safety pins.   

       Statements made by clothing choices are misunderstood even more than HB annos.
sophocles, Jul 08 2005
  

       Canuck, I might have been a victim of a knee-jerk reaction. (Considering I wrote "where", instead of wear.)   

       I apologize to f.duck. I get very defensive about stuff. Please mr/ms duck, accept my most humble apology. (In light of todays events, this seems rather petty.)
blissmiss, Jul 08 2005
  

       I am fairly sure these trousers would take more lives than they would save.   

       Also this is extremely discriminative(?) against those who are 6.1 times taller than the average pair of trousers.   

       Despite both of these salient and brilliantly concise points I say [+] because... well there is no because.   

       Actually thinking about it why do they make underwear coloured or patterned if it is not to be displayed? Maybe we are the ones who need trousers 1/6 the length of the normal.
pooduck, Jul 08 2005
  

       Man there's a lot of ducks around here!
blissmiss, Jul 08 2005
  

       Well blame [fridge] for that. I decided on 'pooduck' after seeing a rather entertaining picture of a poodle-duck, and then apparently totally unrelatedly he chose 'fridge duck'. I have berated him for it but he shows no remorse and frankly is not likely to.
pooduck, Jul 08 2005
  

       Will you share the duck you mentioned, in pictures?   

       I'm duck slap-happy, and have not heard of the duck you refer to.
blissmiss, Jul 08 2005
  

       I would be happy to! It's from a rather jovial site named 'Disturbing Auctions', you may have heard of it.
pooduck, Jul 08 2005
  

       Remorse is for the wicked but good at heart, or the remorseful.   

       I had almost forgotten about disturbing auctions. Thanks for reminding me [pooduck].
hidden truths, Jul 08 2005
  

       It is better forgotten than remembered. I have lost sleep because of the terrors of that site. How can you be wicked but good at heart anyway?
pooduck, Jul 09 2005
  

       Sorry to dredge my own stuff - just altering something, move along, nothing to see here.
fridge duck, Jan 20 2006
  

       loose socks
Voice, May 07 2008
  

       I had a crack at solving this lamentable affliction. See the Sewn-In Layered 'Yoof' Pants in the category list up the top.
theleopard, May 07 2008
  

       The pants are just a part of the ensemble. Also included is a very large logoed shirt and a cap. While the supposed source of this clothing is prison related, it has always seemed to me to more resemble the clothing worn by very young children.   

       I have wondered whether this was intentional and conscious attempting to seem less threatening, unconsciously done and evincing a rejection of adulthood, or just a mad personal misunderstanding of something completely obvious to everyone but myself.
raytork, May 08 2008
  

       //Not to mention M.C. Hammer did this, long before others.//   

       His were baggy, but were fitted at the waist.   

       The whole baggy trouser thing has to do with gun concealment. Cops can't claim reasonable suspicion for a stop if they can't see the outline of a gun. This has lead them to create this really stupid argument called the "gun-pat," which "these people" are supposed to do when they see a cop. Some judges buy it, too.   

       The pants-off-the-ass thing I think originated more with Mark Wahlberg's Calvin Klein underwear ads than as an original black thing. Marky Mark was one of the first accepted white rappers; I think the two just bled together and was taken to the inevitable extreme.   

       That said, I think the idea is mean- spirited, and just an exaggeration of something that [duck] doesn't like. We could do this all day: grandfather clock on a neck chain, a grill with spectacle lenses on stalks, curb feelers on shoes. It's just not funny.
nomocrow, May 09 2008
  

       I believe you can improve your idea by incorporating a pair of 2-5 lb weights, to be kept in the front pockets of the pants to prevent the pants from creeping upwards while the user shuffles along. The weights will help the underweight-wearer improve swagger as well. The weights will also help slow-down the pace and gain more attention since it is well known that attention to the wearer is inversely proportional to the speed of the wearer.   

       Unfortunately, a reliable device to completely stop the wearer in order to maximize attention has not been perfected as yet. Gold chains around the neck do not seem to work, nor do sunglasses nor tatoos. Rap music has been tried, but the beat seems to speed up the wearer.   

       el dueno
el dueno, May 11 2008
  

       //That said, I think the idea is mean- spirited, and just an exaggeration of something that [duck] doesn't like.//   

       Wow, that's a hell of a leap, [nomocrow] - I trust it was borne of your apparent distaste for the phrase "these people"?   

       I'm afraid that's actually just hypersensitivity on your part, sure I'm putting people into a group by using the phrase, but the idea only caters to a specific group of people, i.e, those who wear baggy trousers. There's really no other way to get the idea across.
fridge duck, May 22 2008
  

       What I want to know is why everyone insists on wearing pants. If you're too cold grow some leg hair.
Flipmastacash, May 23 2008
  

       Let's just stop using "these people"   

       Us and Then is so much easier. Do you like Pink Floyd?
Ozone, May 23 2008
  
      
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