Hammer pants, a loose fitting trouser inspired by harem pants which originated in the Arabian Peninsula and are often mistakenly called "parachute pants", are customized/modified baggy pants tapered at the ankle with a sagging rise made suitable for hip-hop dancing.
Hammer pants were popularized in the 1980s and 1990s by rapper Stanley Burrell who would entertain/dance in them during live concerts and music videos, hence the name referring to his stage name, (M.C.) Hammer.
Hammer's specialized clothing line would come in a variety of colors and were usually shiny and flashy-styled, as seen throughout his hip-hop career during talk show appearances, concerts, music videos and again on his own TV reality show in 2009 called Hammertime.
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