Posaune, I hate you. Now I've seen those offensive pictures that hurt my eyes, I can't unsee them. They are burned to my retina.
I don't know in other parts of the world, but in France, there has been a fashion for a few years for trousers with inspiration from the "sarouel" (in English, sirwal
), and those drop-crotch trousers look like an evolution from it. (but the real sarouel is quite baggy, not skinny !).
Here is an authentic one, which I understand comes from Hammamet in Tunisia :
Original page :http://fr.wikipedia....Mnr_6353-2b.jpg
It can be made very low-crotch, such as this one :
It has quite a noble tradition, since it was the Tenue de Tradition of the French Spahi
, prestigious light cavalry units from the French African Army. Today, there is only one of them still in existence, which fights on nearly all war theatres where France is present.
Here there is an officer uniform from the end of 1940s to sell on eBay :http://cgi.ebay.fr/T...0-/251172923052
I know some people who like to wear them in the summer, for example when working in the garden, they tell me it is really confortable. I've never tried myself.
Though I recognise the noble history of the sarouel, I can't stand drop-crotch trousers, which always look like the person wearing it has diapers under... or worse, no diapers but would need some.