"A Harlem inventor has created a device to keep saggy pants low - but not too low.
Part garter belt and part suspenders, the "Subs" gadget fastens around the waist like a belt and is connected to expandable straps that clip onto pants, regulating how low-slung they are.
Inventor Andrew Lewis, 43, of Hamilton Heights, said he came up with the idea after watching men in drooping trousers struggle to keep them up as they climbed the steps at the 145th St. subway station.
"Sagging is a huge issue in my community," he said. "I spent a lot of time observing and I noticed that even for saggers, there is a point which even they're not comfortable with how their jeans were falling."
Lewis said he hopes the $30 fashion accessory - which is available in some stores as well as online at www.hatchventures.com - will help bridge the gap between saggers who want to express themselves through fashion and critics who say the trend shows off underwear and looks unprofessional."
"As we move into a world that is more technological advanced, every aspect of our lives begin to reflect those changes. For instance more people are working from home and interacting with their co-workers via video conference calls. Suits are typically a requirement for those meetings, but won’t a business bib do the job? The business bibs allows you to fool your boss and co-workers into thinking that you’re wearing a suit when in fact it’s just a half suit. It’s perfect because for one thing you still don’t need to wear pants and it’s a shirt, tie and jacket all in one."