Hammer pants

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Hammer pants (frequently and mistakenly[citation needed] 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] They were popularized in the 1980s and 1990s by rapper MC Hammer.[2] They were inspired by harem pants which originated in the Arabian Peninsula and introduced to Western fashion by Paul Poiret around 1910.

MC Hammer often wore them during live concerts and music videos.

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.[3][4]


  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. ^ Leo, Alex. "MC Hammer Flash Mob: Parachute-Pant-Wearing Dancers Take Over Store On Sunset (VIDEO)". Huffington Post. The Huffington Post.
  4. ^ 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.