My Kid Wears Baggy Pants

OK. Enough already. I have tried and tried to understand but I'm at the end of my rope. WHY does my son wear his pants half pulled down?!

Let's run down the checklist. Does is look cool? NO. Is it practical? NO. Is there any good reason for it? NO. Why is this happening?

I've challenged my teenage son by pretending I'm a mugger and start chasing him. He invariably ends up tripping face first because he simply can't run with his pants pulled half down showing his grimy underwear that he changes monthly whether he needs to or not.

Can anyone explain this phenomenon to me?

I buy him pants that are capable of being worn around the waist and secured with a belt. He chooses to wear his belt six notches loose and pull his pants down so they sit on top of his hips. Should I just buy him smaller pants that won't fit that way? Should I stop buying him pants?

Seriously, what if he had to run for his life? He can't. Without coming out and telling him he looks stupid how can I convince him he looks stupid?

Maybe I should start wearing my pants in the same fashion. As a mother I know that the best way to stop a teenage behavior is to mimic it. If mom does it can't possibly be cool. I might have a little trouble getting my husband on board with it as he has resigned himself to the fact that our son is simply stupid and beyond help so he won't embarrass himself for a lost cause. He'd rather just explain to his buddies that he has a stupid son.

So I've decided, I'm going to fight fire with fire. I haven't accompanied him to school for years but I'm going to start. And, you guessed it. My Levis will be worn at the half-hip level with my spaghetti thong prominently displayed for all to drool over. Yes, I have a great rear and all his friends are going to start seeing it. I really hope this shames him enough to start pulling his pants up.

The next step will be to start walking him to school bare breasted, I understand that's legal now.

As a last resort I think I can talk my husband into walking with us wearing nothing but his boxer shorts and sandals.
No easy answer but I welcome any suggestions. Game on!!