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Old 11-08-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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I notice cargo shorts look best on people with muscular legs and compliment a person's looks, rugged hiker look

a tall skinny person with long stick legs looks funny with baggy cargo shorts, because it makes them look like they are swimming in those baggy shorts
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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As long as they're not made of parachute material (remember THAT?), I'd wear them. And I'm not a guy. Actually you can still get cargo shorts around here in the summer, I have a couple pairs.
I didn't think they had ever gone away. My grandchildren have been wearing them for years and years, right down to toddler sizes. I wear cargo pants in the shorts though they kind of bulky but I am not a purse person.....lol. Parachute material...lol. I think I may still have a pair of those I wore when I went to Italy many years ago...<s>
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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I keep seeing more guys wearing them these days. They used to be wildly popular I remember in the 90s, then faded out a bit in the 2000s. Are they making a comeback? Sometimes I do think they look better with a pair of boots than jeans.
Usually is the Apple fan crowd that has them to carry their iPhones (the new one they just bought and the old one they are selling).

Don't believe me, see who walks in and out of any Apple store, you'll see for yourself.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Here in Florida where I live, they have never gone out, especially cargo shorts.

Having said that, I believe people should wear whatever they want to wear; however I do not like them on myself or my husband and we don't wear them. My husband likes slim pants or jeans, and he looks great in them. I myself like slim capri pants. I feel sloppy and fat in cargo style, but that's just me.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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My husband wore them for work when he did armored car work. He liked all the pockets and also the cotton fabric that the pants are made out of. He never wanted to wear them when he wasn't going to work though.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Trends Men Wear That Women Hate | StyleCaster

Women in their 20s and early 30s loathe the cargo pants/shorts on men.

Please...
one blogger's opinion does not make it universal.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Out West
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I keep seeing more guys wearing them these days. They used to be wildly popular I remember in the 90s, then faded out a bit in the 2000s. Are they making a comeback? Sometimes I do think they look better with a pair of boots than jeans.
Not really caring if they are making a comeback or not. I love wearing them. They are comfy, first of all, and second, when I take my dogs out for a walk, it's great to have all of those pockets for my drink, their drinks, baggies, my keys, ID, and a little bit of money. Lets me have my hands free to control the leashes.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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it's been popular the past couple yrs with urban Streetwear kiddies, especially in camo motifs. The cut is slimmer than the old-fashioned baggy cargo's of yore though and the hem is shorter so you can show off your expensive dunks, hi-tops, or boots. It's hard to say which kinds of fads will take hold & become more mainstream, as fitted/snapbacks or heritage/western/Aztec designs have crossed over.
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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Many of them look goofy (especially the shorts). The style concept itself is not bad, just the ones that have the overly large, baggy pockets hanging out. I do not wear them.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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they are in style here in brooklyn ny, like forever.
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