Hammer pants

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Hammer pants, a loose fitting trouser inspired by harem pants which originated in the Arabian Peninsula and are frequently, mistakenly referred to as "parachute pants", are customized/modified baggy pants tapered at the ankle with a sagging rise made suitable for hip-hop dancing.[1]

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. His stage name is (M.C.) Hammer.[2][3]

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.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Sagging Crotches: MC Hammer / Harem Pants". The Urban Gentleman. 
  2. ^ Chance, Molly. "American Music Awards 2012 fashion: Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and M.C. Hammer's saggy drawers". Zap2it. Tribune Media Services, Inc. 
  3. ^ Oldenburg, Ann. "Justin Bieber switches from saggy to skinny". USA Today. USA Today. 
  4. ^ Leo, Alex. "MC Hammer Flash Mob: Parachute-Pant-Wearing Dancers Take Over Store On Sunset (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. The Huffington Post. 
  5. ^ Brockington, Ryan (2009-08-06). "MC Hammer: 'Get Ready For a Big Reunion With Me and Vanilla Ice'". New York Post. Archived from the original on 2011-11-29.