As a kid, I was nicknamed Low Riders because I wore my pants low. It was less a fashion statement than a reaction to the place along the body shape continuum upon which I fell (what the experts would describe as a pear atop two toothpicks). But the level I wore my pants was high compared to the sag exhibited by some of today’s teens who seem satisfied if their belt rises above the calf. It’s a style that’s rooted in history, and one that has been attacked by parents and politicians for years. From NPR: Sagging Pants And The Long History Of Dangerous Street Fashion.