I wanted to follow-up on my question during our last phone session. When the wearers of this style state that it is a form of rebellion or resistance or the ultimate f— the world statement, do they also consider it to be a style that they will keep? Is it a style for a particular period of their lives? Do they even think about it that deeply? Is it something to do because it is what the peers or people in their social group are doing?
Cheryl Brown, (NMAfA) interviewed a young man and father (late twenties) who said that the way he wore his pants low was partially for survival–a uniform of masculine toughness in a social environment where it was dangerous to appear weak or vunerable.