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Cargo Pants... Does Anyone Still Wear Them

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MrBon, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. MrBon

    MrBon Well-Known Member

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    I fine cargo pants very useful for certain professions (police, medics, military) or an outdoorsmen, but as a fashion/style... i don't like them, not in shorts or pants, i don't find them appealing. I don't need that many pockets, and especially not on my legs with flaps.

    if you need many pockets, like if your a tradesmen (carpenter, Electrician) i understand... but does anyone still like the casual style/fashion of CARGO PANTS, if so, how do you wear them, do you actually utilize the pockets, do you wear them with a Sport Jacket????

    I didn't like them when they hit the market in the late 80's or so, they are useful for certain activities, but as a dress style, i never wore them.

    Just my opinion
     


  2. Crane's

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    I wear them all the time but not for fashion's sake. They are an excellent pant for outdoorsman/tradesman and that's exactly why I wear them.
     


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  4. MrBon

    MrBon Well-Known Member

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    ... and i dislike cargo sweat pants more than cargo casual pants.
     


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    blackbowtie Senior member

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    ... and i dislike cargo sweat pants more than cargo casual pants.

    I wore a pair of cargo shorts when I went to an amusement park a month ago. Those buttonable pockets with flaps come in handy when you need to go on a roller coaster ride.

    For those who watch TV, the main character of Dexter wears cargo pants everytime he murders someone. You need to stuff the murder weapons somewhere, I guess.
     


  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    They remain popular as cheap nasty garments unfortunately.
     


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    philosophe Senior member

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    The Dads in my neighborhood wear them a lot. All those pockets come in handy for stashing kids' snacks, small toys, etc. Perhaps child-wrangling is a form of outdoor sport.
     


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    I didn't like them when they hit the market in the late 80's or so, they are useful for certain activities, but as a dress style, i never wore them.

    I think this says it. They are practical enough to be forgivable when purposefully worn, but for casual/fashion wear they are something of an abomination.
     


  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've never owned or worn any, but they do look very practical.
     


  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I like pockets, as was said, dealing with kids requires pockets.

    I am actually planning on having some pants made in flannel with more pockets - not nessasarily the dual cargo pockets on the sides like with standard cargo pants, but a single large pocket on one side.

    they might not look that stylish, but they can be very usefull
     


  11. Flambeur

    Flambeur Senior member

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    I'm trying to track some down for a halloween costume..
     


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  13. MrBon

    MrBon Well-Known Member

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    I still see them a lot in shorts (cargo pockets), somebody must be buying them.
     


  14. Flambeur

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    I still see them a lot in shorts (cargo pockets), somebody must be buying them.

    I actually have a couple pairs of cargo shorts for long beach outings and hiking in the summer. Makes a bit of a sense.
     


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    Never owned a pair.
     


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