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    Quote Originally Posted by Greek Trojan View Post
    Honestly I'm pro cargo shorts as well. The only issue is finding a pair that still has a presentable fit. The utilitarian nature of them makes that harder. Paired with a short sleeve top/casual polo/henley, I find it a more acceptable casual look than the shorter, tighter chino shorts menswear promotes, which often comes off preppy (which is a style I don't care for).
    Quote Originally Posted by Slubby Linen View Post
    Yeah, I think I agree. I've always been a cargo shorts guy but this past spring and summer I did chino shorts because it seemed like the proper thing to do. But you know what? I was never quite happy with the look. Then I went down to Florida last week to see family and my dad was wearing exclusively cargo shorts -- nothing fancy, just cargo shorts and polos mainly, and it was a good look. I only packed chinos and was wishing I had some cargos.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
    While I'm not a fan of cargo pants or shorts, I do admit the main objection I have is the baggy fit most seem to wear them in. With a properly fitted pair, they would look much more presentable. I could see slim fitted cargo pants, a well fitted ribbed henley, and desert boots being a nice casual "rugged" fall look.
    I am on a cruise right now and grown-ass men are wearing cargo shorts to go dancing at night in the nightclub--Sometimes with dress shirts and sometimes with all manner of tank-tops and undershirts. But that's better than the big ones who are wearing their little speedos by the pool, I guess.

    I haven't worn mine at all yet. Hiking will be next week and it is nice to have the extra pockets for cargo. I used to hike a lot and I still have a very utilitarian pair with all sorts of pockets with zippers with interior pockets that close with velcro and extra belt loops to hang things on. Very handy. I got them at REI almost 20 years ago and they do not look stylish in any sense of the word.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Blundstones have literally been on the main site before soooooo.
    Yes, and they’re being sold at Sid Mashburn, Todd Snyder, J. Crew, etc. I think they are a pretty dappered purchase, so long as you weren’t planning to wear them with a suit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIS997 View Post
    Yes, and they’re being sold at Sid Mashburn, Todd Snyder, J. Crew, etc. I think they are a pretty dappered purchase, so long as you weren’t planning to wear them with a suit...
    Umm yeah. So until I discovered this site. All I wore were Blundstones. And that means yes, with suits. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mebejoseph View Post
    I am on a cruise right now and grown-ass men are wearing cargo shorts to go dancing at night in the nightclub--Sometimes with dress shirts and sometimes with all manner of tank-tops and undershirts. But that's better than the big ones who are wearing their little speedos by the pool, I guess.

    I haven't worn mine at all yet. Hiking will be next week and it is nice to have the extra pockets for cargo. I used to hike a lot and I still have a very utilitarian pair with all sorts of pockets with zippers with interior pockets that close with velcro and extra belt loops to hang things on. Very handy. I got them at REI almost 20 years ago and they do not look stylish in any sense of the word.

    Cruise attire always seem to bring out the very worst in men's attire. Probably down 2 or 3 notches from what I normally experience on a regular basis.

    Dressing on cruises has been good for my ego as I can say I was complemented on my attire almost every single night, lol.

    Re:cargo shorts... I think like any piece of clothing if you wear a well fitting, pair with a well paired shirts and footwear they can work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    Cruise attire
    I feel like there is a large, but not quite fully complete, venn diagram over lap between 'men who go on cruises' and 'men who shop at sears for all their clothes'. Same with 'men who go on cruises' and 'people who think Olive Garden is a fancy dinner out'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    I feel like there is a large, but not quite fully complete, venn diagram over lap between 'men who go on cruises' and 'men who shop at sears for all their clothes'. Same with 'men who go on cruises' and 'people who think Olive Garden is a fancy dinner out'.
    Haha.

    I'm trying to educate the public, one person at a time. While that happens I am more then happy to show up in simple, well fitting clothing and realize I'm better dressed then 90% of the men present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanparker View Post
    I feel like there is a large, but not quite fully complete, venn diagram over lap between 'men who go on cruises' and 'men who shop at sears for all their clothes'. Same with 'men who go on cruises' and 'people who think Olive Garden is a fancy dinner out'.
    not a fan of the cruise, huh? Me either but just because its not my thing.

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    The thing with cargo shorts, is that they are always baggier because of the pockets, but they are also functional. That is, if you have something in the pockets, then they are justified.

    About cargo pants, I used to wear cargo khakis in high school and I thought of them as my dressier pants. Really though, cargo pants/shorts are strictly work/leisurewear

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    Umm yeah. So until I discovered this site. All I wore were Blundstones. And that means yes, with suits. Good times.
    I think we all have a story like that. I had a phase where I only wore grey v-necks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryn View Post
    The thing with cargo shorts, is that they are always baggier because of the pockets, but they are also functional. That is, if you have something in the pockets, then they are justified.

    About cargo pants, I used to wear cargo khakis in high school and I thought of them as my dressier pants. Really though, cargo pants/shorts are strictly work/leisurewear
    As far as cargo shorts go, these ones from Champion aren't too bad https://www.target.com/p/men-s-golf-...46#lnk=sametab

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