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Old 07-16-2018, 06:01 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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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?
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:10 PM
 
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Are you talking "jorts" as in jean shorts? I hear Wrangler that's what I think of first...

But anyway yes, super long "shorts" or "manpris" (man capris) aren't fashionable.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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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..."
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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Short length is always one of those clothing things that get debated.

The 'in' thing now seems to be shorts that rest right above the knee.

I personally like cargo (gasp, the horror ) shorts that go slightly below my knee. Sometimes I may go a few waist sizes bigger to get a longer inseam.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:48 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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Are you talking "jorts" as in jean shorts? I hear Wrangler that's what I think of first...

But anyway yes, super long "shorts" or "manpris" (man capris) aren't fashionable.

Not just no, helll no... lol. No jean material and only slightly below the knee. Example below.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:52 PM
 
Location: NW Oregon
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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..."

I like them for hiking and biking and as casual wear. I'm not trying to impress anyone and could care less if others think I'm out of style. I like to be comfortable, and when I was younger the only people who wore shorts above the knee were the same guys that wore socks with their sandals. :P
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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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..."
Agreed! They're horribly unflattering. I've never seen a single body shape that they look even slightly flattering on. Add on the fact that people end up putting everything including the kitchen sink in those pockets, which makes it look even worse.

Blech.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:41 PM
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Location: Lancaster, SC
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I just bought a pair recently at Walmart of all places. I wanted a below the knee cut because I hate to exose that part where my prosthetic leg and all the "socks" I wear to knee the leg snug meet near the knee.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:20 PM
 
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I recently purchased a pair of shorts at Kohl's. They are cargo-esque style, hitting just below the knee, but they are slightly form fitting (not tight). I think they are much better looking than the overly baggy style and are still very comfortable. Check them out!
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I'm in the minority, but I don't mind khaki cargo shorts on guys...the longer-than-knee length, though, is not a great look, IMO, and nor is super baggy.

I'm married to a military member, though, who is diehard on cargo pockets, overall, and appreciates the working uniform-like usefulness and practicality. So he's not likely to give them up, and he gives no craps about fashion, so no qualms about being out of style. His tend to hit right at the knee.

I don't clothes shop for him. AFAIK, the bulk of his cargo shorts come from places like Bass Pro/Cabela's, Costco, and sometimes Kohls. But, he is definitely function over fashion.
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