September 18, 2010

Dangerously low...

... that's how people today prefer to wear their pants (boys/men and girls/women alike). Or should I make that "ridiculously low" ? I'm no fashion freak and don't really care about how people 'choose' to dress. But recently I happened to see a guy that had me going in splits (well, inside... I couldn't laugh out that loud in public transport - more specifically a bus).

Here I was travelling by bus, on my way to the railway station from office. This area where my office is, is no metro or nothing nearly 'yo'. A remote area, which maybe called more orthodox than modern. At a stop a few guys got onto the bus. College students, perhaps. And incidentally I happened to look at them. I almost grinned, and then caught myself. I looked around... Did no one see? Did no one notice? The lady next to me was as amused as I was. Ah, someone who shares my views. She had this smile she was trying hard to control and kept looking at a fellow a couple of times. Then she turned her attention back to the child on her lap. 

There was this guy among the lot who had his pants real low. And I mean real low. Every now and then he'd touch his rear end just to make sure that the pants were at the 'right' place. 'Right' being a point just below where his shirt ended and his butt-crack began (I presume).  I don't know why he was so worried - he also had a belt on, to hold his pant at that precarious position! He looked weird, to say the least. His pants were all crinkled at the bottom, near his shoes - like he was wearing a churidar; the part that is the crotch was hanging below, nothing there to 'fill' in the space. I don't know what the guy was trying to pull off. A "cool" look? Trying to show he was the "dude"? I wished he might've observed his pals. They were wearing it low alright, but knew how. 

Going onto another (kinda related) incident. We had this 'movie spoof' contest at our office. A team was performing brilliantly on the movie '3 Idiots' by fitting that story onto 'Life at Infy' and our DC (to be more particular).  Until the point a joke on 'bums' came around. The guy concerned was acting out a 'bum injury'. And yes, he had his pants low. The result? As he turned around and continued acting he (intentionally or unintentionally) flashed his blue chaddi (underwear), and a lil' more, at all of us, and continued to do so for a while. The audience gasped collectively and looked at each other, embarrassed. 

Now, call me old-fashioned, but I don't know why people have to wear their pants low to make some kind of supposed 'fashion statement'. I know that low-waist jeans have been in vogue for some time now. Maybe those with washboard or flat abs want to show it off. Their wish...totally. I just wished I didn't have to see what they have (or don't have!) underneath it. You know, there's a reason why Sunny Deol said 'Yeh andar ki baat hai' in those Lux undergarment ads. And I wished it just stayed there!

7 comments:

Sameera said...

ROFL!! I don't get the logic either. Same with short t-shirts girls wear and then entire day they will engage themselves in pulling it down while they sit, bend down etc.

Vijitha Valsalan said...

Exactly! :-D

Have you seen the series '8 Simple Rules', a sitcom, on TV??

In that a fashion-conscious teenager explains to her mother:


"Everyone knows that when you bend down your shirt rides up, your pants go down, and your underwear just stays there... Duh, it's called physics!"

Now, what do you say to that! ;-)

Vinitha said...

Good one Viji! Humorous write-up! Reminds me of a movie review of Chameli (I think by Masand), where he said Kareena's saree was taunting gravity (given how low she was wearing it!). Same goes for how precariously low kids these days wear jeans (yes, I call them kids coz I am certainly not a part of this generation :P).

Purba said...

It's looks so sloppy...and if these guys are trying the rapper dude look..it's just not working.

Vijitha Valsalan said...

Yep! Sooo very "wannabe"...
Wonder why people have to
imitate others. Why not be yourself!

Sameera said...

:) I used to watch '8 Simple rules' I loved that show.. ! I forgot the name of the characters but I presume it's the blond kid's lines. :D

Vijitha Valsalan said...

Yep, the blonde one! :-D