New York — 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.”