Sagging And Peace Sign

Young man wearing sagging denim trousers
Shot in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia tetsuOzawa

The young man sagging worked in a small construction site in Jakarta

As I walked through the peaceful residential area, I came to a construction site. Apparently, the construction workers were trying to build a bridge over a stream. The foundations of the bridge had been passed over the river and a young man was squatting beside it. He's dressed pretty rough, but he's a construction worker. When he noticed me holding my camera, the young man in sandals started to throw a deuce in front of his face. It was a peace sign with the back of his hand facing outward. It was a very youthful peace sign. Well, he's still young in fact.

Looking closer, not only the way he made the peace sign but also his appearance was young. The young man who was squatting down had his hips bare, and the edge of his pants was visible underneath his denim. Yes, the young man was wearing denim at the waist. He sagged his pants. The sagging is said to have originated from American prisoner's uniform, and it seems to have been established in Jakarta as well.

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What is Sagging?

Sagging is a manner of wearing trousers or jeans that sag so that the top of the trousers or jeans is significantly below the waist, sometimes revealing much of the underpants. Sagging is predominantly a male fashion. Women's wearing of low-rise jeans to reveal their G-string underwear (the "whale tail") is not generally described as sagging. A person wearing sagging trousers is sometimes called a "sagger", and in some countries this practice is known as "low-riding".

Where is Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11648

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

August 25, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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