young men please pull your pants up it is disrespectful to those around you and no body wants to see your underwear. why do you want to emulate something that started in the prisons?
This is something I used to do in elementary school & little bit in middle school. I did it because others were doing it. It' pop culture and that's just the way it is. Although when I started taking myself more seriously among adult pop culture I started pulling my pants up. Now it's common for those who like to wear their clothes in such way to wear basket ball shorts under their pants. This shines a little more light on why some people wear pants below the waist. It further explains the group(s) reasoning as well. It's easier to wear your basket ball shorts under you everyday gear, "just in case it's time to start ballin'". The pants can be removed and one can play basket ball comfortably. Now imagine wearing a pair of basket ball shorts and a pair of jeans, the waist band would be very tight and uncomfortable. Sooo. the logical action is to drop the pants down a little under the waist band of the shorts, thus relieving the tightness a bit. I for one don't play basket ball.