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Old 07-17-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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The hate against cargo shorts started with a newspaper article, and a lot of self anointed fashionistas jumped on the 'hate cargo shorts' bandwagon like the rest of the sheeple.

Cargo shorts are still a big seller in the U.S., and many people do like them, not only those that wear them, but others as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BZHrGJBtw
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:56 PM
 
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No matter where I look it seems I can no longer find loose-fitting cargo shorts that are long enough to sit below the knee. I have a few pairs of Wrangler shorts that are wearing out and I can't find suitable replacements. The newest version (same exact style) I've found is shorter by a couple inches.

I've tried the Wrangler site, Target, Walmart, JC Penny, Amazon, etc, with no luck. Is the style now just tighter and above the knee? Am I out of fashion?

No they are not out of style. I think the stores you listed are probably more geared more towards that "bumpkin" look. Above the knee cargo's? OMG, horrible!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:01 PM
 
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The hate against cargo shorts started with a newspaper article, and a lot of self anointed fashionistas jumped on the 'hate cargo shorts' bandwagon like the rest of the sheeple.

Cargo shorts are still a big seller in the U.S., and many people do like them, not only those that wear them, but others as well.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4BZHrGJBtw

Didn't watch the whole thing but perfect length at 2:00 mark!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:03 PM
 
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I have a couple of pairs of below the knee shorts. Love them. So many pockets - problem is I stuff them and need two belts to hold them up. I don't want the "see my underwear" look.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Chicago > DC area (Fairfax County)
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You're right, they're just out of style now, but as usual, people are acting like it's common sense that they're ugly and they've always been seen that way. *eye roll*
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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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.
Cargos below the knee knock 31 points off one’s perceived IQ. Be guided accordingly. Tragic look. Be comfortable some other way, these are now considered offensive and triggering.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:07 AM
 
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I myself am going for a 9 to 10 inch, flat front shorts, in a light fabric. Colombia brand has you covered. High Tech fabric is the thing now.

As for the requested, Levis still makes those below the knee, cargo shorts. JCPenny or the Factory outlet stores should carry them in many colors. Marshalls or Century21 as well. I stopped wearing them, since they are heavy and make my jewels melt on hot summer days!
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Old 07-18-2018, 02:30 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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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

Yes! They are the male version of capris. I have never seen anyone flattered by either.

Knee length are not as bad. But, I still don't like cargos (men) or capris (women).
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:15 AM
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Location: Near Manito
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I can't help you with your search, but my first thought upon reading the thread title was, "God, I hope so..."
Nailed it.

Ugliest “fashion” trend since tongue piercings.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:39 AM
 
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Cargo shorts can hold everything a guy wants.......except a girlfriend!
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