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Cargo pants

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by daneero, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. daneero

    daneero Member

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    I admit it: I love cargo pants. I don't mean the baggy kind that A&F sells; I speak of the slim fit ones, preferably in darker colors.

    Would said pants ever be appropriate with a casual blazer such as a tweed jacket? What are your thoughts on cargo pants in general?
     
  2. gumercindo

    gumercindo Senior member

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    good questino. I've been looking for a nice pair of lightweight cargos and haven't had much luck. Not a big fan of the distressed cargo.
     
  3. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    I own several pairs of cargo pants that I wear casually as a change-up from jeans. I don't think I could wear my cargos with a jacket since my cargo pants are baggy, but I like my jackets quite fitted. It's an interesting thought, though, so I may try it when I'm feeling especially heretical.
     
  4. tbone226

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    I admit it: I love cargo pants. I don't mean the baggy kind that A&F sells; I speak of the slim fit ones, preferably in darker colors. Would said pants ever be appropriate with a casual blazer such as a tweed jacket? What are your thoughts on cargo pants in general?
    I have a pair of linen cargo pants that I love. I've worn them with more summer-casual blazers/jackets before (cotton or linen) and the combo seems to work in a more casual setting.
     
  5. Pennglock

    Pennglock Senior member

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    Save the cargo pants for the camping trip, is my feeling.
     
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    IMHO, cargo pants are for wearing with t-shirts and are at the lowest rung of casual (or maybe one rung up on shorts). A jacket doesn't seem to make sense in that the pockets would break the lines created by the jacket, anyway.
     
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    I think cargo pants have such a bad rep since so many people think that they are a legitimate substitution for chinos.

    Cargo pants and a blazer don't even look good together. I think they go fine with a t-shirt or a polo though, but once you go past a casual button-up they should not be worn.
     
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    If you are not in the army, a high school student, a Frosh in college, a war correspondent, a professional photographer or anything related to smuggling then cargo pants are not a good luck.

    Grown men should not be wearing them. Just one man's opinion.
     
  9. lakewolf

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    I have a nice pair of cargo trousers in 100% wool, medium gray, But I never wear it with a tailored jacket.... normally only with zip sweaters...
     
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    If you are not in the army, a high school student, a Frosh in college, a war correspondent, a professional photographer or anything related to smuggling then cargo pants are not a good luck.

    Grown men should not be wearing them. Just one man's opinion.


    bad opinion, though.

    they're fine for extremely casual settings.
     
  11. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mason's makes nice ones, though they are not especially trim.
     
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    I think they look fine, but I have never owned a single pair. I'm 32 and I lived through the peak of cargo pants.
     
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    There are a bunch on Polo.com that I've considered from time to time, but the association with douchey cargo-short-clad people keeps me away, especially at the prices they want. If I'm camping, hiking, shooting etc., I will wear BDU cargo pants because they are cheap and durable.
     
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    If you are not in the army, a high school student, a Frosh in college, a war correspondent, a professional photographer or anything related to smuggling then cargo pants are not a good luck.
    What if you're a cargo hauler?
     
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    With cargo pants I'd go with something like a safari jacket or a bomber jacket rather than a blazer.
     
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    What if you're a cargo hauler?

    That would work. You would have to make a lot of trips back and forth to gain any headway. I would think you need a pair if you worked for Sisyphus and Sons Moving Company.

    I think cargos are really overworked in modern day America. There is no way to wear them without falling into the Polo/Abercromie trap with the cheap web belt, uggh.

    Most cargo pants have too many pockets for my taste, 5 are enough. Two at the side, two in the back and one maybe - MAYBE- for my change.

    Cargo Pants are a non-starter for me.
     
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    Aquamarine cargo pants by Elhaus are quite unique

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    Tremendous five year necrobump.
     
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    Was worth it to see Lakewolf's avatar :)
     

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