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Old 07-17-2018, 12:36 PM
 
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If you don't mind looking like a shorter stumpier version of yourself, rock on!

Whether someone likes them or not, it doesn't change the fact that they cut off the body awkwardly and change the appearance of your proportions and shape.
Second only to drop-crotch in ugliness.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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While I care about the look, comfort is higher on the list. I like cool loose fitting clothes in the summertime. The shorts I wear now are just a hair below the knee. Not the extra long ones that look silly. The picture I posted was only an example.
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Old 07-17-2018, 12:52 PM
 
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...They're comfortable and that's really all that matters.



You know, this comes up a lot.... "comfortable". If your Other clothes aren't comfortable, you're doing something wrong. ALL the clothes you own should be comfortable. Comfort should simply be a given for anything you're wearing, not a justification to wear a specific item. So the, "that's all that really matters" thing, ought to be a moot point. It's kinda like saying "Yea, I buy and wear uncomfortable clothes" when you attempt to use the above an justification. Try something else, like "because *I* like them". There's no accounting for personal taste, so that's always a safe reason. For whatever it's worth, I don't care what others wear so long as it's suitable for the body they have. Not really a problem guys create, just the ladies.


Nope, don't hate cargo pants/shorts... well, I wouldn't wear them but I'd never call someone out over them. Ditto on men wearing shorts, even though I gave them up myself years ago.
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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I think it's funny that some people hate them so much. They're comfortable and that's really all that matters. There are plenty of fashion choices others make that I don't like, but it's their right to wear whatever they like. It's akin to those people that hate Fords because they drive a Chevy, etc...
So then why did you start this thread?
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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Just the other day I was sitting in my car and two men were walking through the parking lot. One man had baggy shorts that were a few inches below his knees. I realized that it was a very unflattering length. I've noticed a similar issue with capris and cropped pants on women (depending on many factors- height, weight, body shape, length of pants), but I was surprised that men could be victim to the same phenomenon.


This site has a bunch of knee-length cargo shorts which look good IMO


https://www.ae.com/men-cargo-shorts/...tId=cat5180435
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Old 07-17-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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So then why did you start this thread?

I didn't ask whether people approved of them, only if they are becoming a thing of the past or not.
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Old 07-17-2018, 03:02 PM
 
Location: By the Bend, Inside the Resistance !!
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Are below the knee cargo shorts dead?
I believe so !!!!! Gone with the Wind....Actually, NEVER owned one of them ....
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Old 07-17-2018, 04:08 PM
 
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So then why did you start this thread?
He's trying to find some to purchase.

Land's End has them that come to the knee. Works if you are short.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:32 PM
 
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You'll look like you walked straight out of the 90's when they were popular.

Better snag a pair of all-white New Balances to go with them.

Shorts today are shorter across the board as a trend. You don't have to go super short and get a pair of Bird Dogs or Chubbies, but you'll find most falling above the knee, as not to look like JNCOs.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: WA
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Sierra Trading Post has a lot of outdoorsy stuff with deep discounts from retail. Wear what you like and don't mind the naysayers. I happen to agree with those that say they are dated and unflattering, but if it's for function, I get it.

Regular pants do not have enough or large enough pockets when you have a wallet, key cards, fobs, phone, and a few other things to carry around regularly.

There are travel shorts and pants that have extra zipped pockets that are pretty utilitarian. Also try workwear brands like Carhartt or Dickies. At or 1 inch above the knee seems like a common length.
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