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Sagging

Sagging is a manner of wearing pants or shorts below the waist, hanging around the buttock area. This manner of dress is practiced, mainly, by young males. It is closely associated with hip-hop music and fashion, as well as gang culture. It is also common among skateboarders and prison inmates. The punk fashion style is also associated with sagging. Sagging is said to have its origins in the prohibition of belts among incarcerated inmates, which spread to urban youth as a fashion statement for its ‘tough guy’ cachet. Other root origins are also male inmates sagging to publicly display that they have had sexual relations with other males. It has less use for the meaning and is now for ‘tough guy’ public display.[citation needed] Initially worn by Southern California gang members, it became a national phenomenon when gangsta rap artists from Los Angeles became popular in the early 90s.In early September, 2007, the city of Atlanta was debating whether to have the fashion statement made illegal under an ordinance sponsored by Council member C.T. Martin. This proposal caused considerable feedback.

In many school districts across the United States, sagging is prohibited. The Virginia General Assembly tried, but failed to approve a law making the sagging style illegal in February 2005. In June 2007, the Town council of Delcambre, Louisiana passed an indecent exposure ordinance, prohibiting people wearing trousers which show their underwear.

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Fashion in the 80’s

Like the fashion of all modern decades (the 1960s dipped into the 1920s and hosted a folk music revival, the 1970s dipped into the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s) 1980’s fashion in popular culture incorporated distinct trends from different eras. This helped form a cultivating movement of style. Tracy has helped to provide a source of 80’s looks. The Punk look of the late 1970s was influential, rather as the late 1960s “hippies are cool” look had been in the 1970s. The most conservative, more masculine fashion look that was most indicative of the 1980s was the wide use of shoulder tamps (similar to those worn in ice hockey, but perhaps not quite so large or protective). While in the 1970s the silhouette of fashion tended to be characterized by close fitting clothes on top with wider ,looser clothes on the bottom, this trend completely reversed itself in the early 1980s as both men and women began to wear looser shirts and tight, close fitting pants. Men wore power suits (which they sometimes jogged in to work since they were stiff when they were bought) as a result of the greater tendency for people to display their wealth. Brand names became increasingly important in this decade, making Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein household names. In the United States, Madonna was titled the “Material Girl” and many teenage girls looked to her for fashion statements. The popular movie Flashdance (1983) made ripped sweatshirts well-known in the general public. The television shows Dallas and Dynasty also had a similar impact.

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Trends we grew up with

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Taking a look to the pictures above, you may think that some of these items come from the past, another life perhaps or simply seem obsolete but very common to you at the same time…. In any case, you are right …The truth is that you are getting old and unfortunately you haven’t realized it…Don’t worry…The accessories you‘ve loved and are listed above still attract the teenagers …So stop be desperate and enjoy the trip back to your childhood.

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