Ladies, what do you have against cargo shorts?

So my friend's girlfriend just posted this here article on his Facebook...Dear Men, Please Stop Wearing Cargo Shorts

Disclaimer: Yeah, I know it was written by a dude.

What's wrong with cargo shorts? What is so visibly offensive about them?

I'm BCRanger10 and I approve this fashion trend!

Ladies, what do you have against cargo shorts?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • What do I have against cargo shorts that are clean and fit properly? Nothing. I love pockets. Wish they made a women's version (without grossly undersized pockets and grossly inflated price tags).

    What do I have against cargo shorts that are torn, dirty, too baggy, etc...

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Most Helpful Guy

  • I agree with you. Long live the cargo shorts and their impressive amount of pocket space! They're great for roller coasters when you have a valuable you don't want to stick in an easily stealable bin space.

    People with fashionable jeans: D: My phone is too tight and uncomfortable in my jeans pocket! *frowney face*

    People with cargo shorts: :D Good thing I have cargo shorts! I can stick my phone in my convenient lower pockets with buttons over them. That way, my phone won't fly out! *happy face*

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What Girls Said 28

  • They look fine when properly fitted like that in your picture, but most of the time I see someone wearing them, they look like this:
    4.bp.blogspot.com/.../...-cargo-shorts!-767612.JPG
    Too low, too baggy, and just too big. It looks really sloppy.

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  • It looks messy because it is in between long and short. You should wear either shorter shorts or longer pants. Cargo shorts look weird cause they are in between.

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  • Anyone can be a writer these day and art/fashion critic with NO creations to their name.

    So as a fan of cargos, I write in support of them
    think Bermuda shorts
    now add Military carry-all
    and we have a winner!
    That said, there's always room for improvement... e. g.
    better variety of colors/patterns
    tailored to fit better & length only to top of knee cap (instead of just off the rack)

    I would then be an even bigger fan!

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  • I don't get the cargo short hate either. They are just shorts.

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  • I didn't know cargo shorts was an issue. I like them on guys and I love wearing them (mines are way shorter obviously)

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  • Nothing, they look good

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  • I'm indifferent, it doesn't bother me what men wear. If they like it, it's acceptable and they're comfortable then they should wear them.

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  • I have nothing against them. I kinda like them :)

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  • They aren't my favourite type of pants, but I don't have anything against them or the people who wear them. If you like them, wear them, simple as that. :v
    I didn't bother to read that article, from that title I can see it's full of stupid things.

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  • I guess its the hairy guys or guys who are a little too skinny, I think it just makes them feel insecure

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  • I don't think they are bad... they're just shorts lol.

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    • I know, right? I wear them for work. They're very convenient.

    • What other kinds of shorts are guys supposed to wear? Basketball shorts are for jogging, running to the grocery store, or going to hang out with a friend AT HOME. It kinda looks really trashy otherwise. Cargo shorts look way more presentable.

  • They look stupid. And I have no desire to see anyone's penis.

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  • It looks like something a HS or college kid would wear. It looks too immature. If you're gonna go cargo, at least wear cargo pants! They look a bit better.

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  • Not a huge fan of them, but as long as the guy is comfortable wearing them then that shouldn't really matter of what others think :)

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  • i don't know, they just look bulky

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  • Yeah its good if you want to go tracking in the Amazon (or maybe the outdoors), but for you're age its young and cargo pants that sits at the waist is preferable.

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  • They're fine

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  • Funny, I find cargos affirmatively sexy.

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  • I personally don't mind them! It's all about how you wear them, if someone wears them sagging really low I guess they can look unappealing

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  • I could care less if he wears those. idc what kinds of pants he wears.

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  • Horrible really... no other opinion

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  • They look unkempt, immature, and unsophisticated. Surely most women are looking for a guy who is the opposite!

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  • Nothing I honestly LOVE IT

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  • I love cargo shorts for practicality, and own a lot of my own "men's" cargo shorts because I have a hard time finding women's anything - even cargo shorts - with decently-sized pockets.
    But they are intended for practical things. I think a lot of people who have something against them would tell you they're work clothes. They are not for nice affairs, and a few men in my life don't get that and become really irritable when people call them out on it

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  • Not a thing against them as long as they're worn in the appropriate place and time.

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  • They're just not very sharp looking. If you like them then by all means go for it but I think most women prefer khaki or chino shorts. I personally don't like them because they're often overly baggy, un flatteringly long, and the pockets on them are ugly but to each their own I guess

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  • i actully really really like how they look on men lol

    but if a guy is in them 100% and rarely wears pants... nah lol

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  • Burn them they are absolutely hideous. A abomation to fashion...

    Kidding wear what u want lifes too short. Get it life's to short. No. Nvm

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What Guys Said 15

  • Only the imbecile who wrote that article has a problem about it. This is the big problem with user created content (aka Web 2.0) is that it gives every moron with a keyboard a megaphone to broadcast their stupidity to the world, no matter how bizarre or idiotic their views are.

    See also: that 'Americans don't know good bacon' rant, or that 'dad bod' horseshit that polluted the web for a few weeks.

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    • You mean that whole "the dad bod is worse than ebola" thing?

    • The dad bod is indeed worse than ebola... but all the people discussing it was the annoying thing. One stupid girl presenting her weird tastes as being de rigeur is the whole problem with this sort of shit.

    • You are quite correct, for much of the participatory internet, the signal to noise ratio is appalling.

  • I believe I have an answer to this question.

    The reason why some women my find cargo shorts unattractive is because of the way they look/make the person look. To get where I'm going with this it is first necessary to think about the way that cargo shorts were designed. Cargo shorts are meant for more utility and comfort for the user and because of this it kind of gives up the appearance side of it. Cargo shorts in general are often baggy and I don't know why, but usually things that appear appealing to the eye are often nice-fitting or tight. Since cargo shorts are bulky and the opposite of tight it can make sense while some do not find a liking to them.

    It was once my own personal preference to wear cargo shorts but then I came to realize that they did not look good on me. They were hiding the assets that I had ( calves, thighs, and buttocks) so opted to wear either shorter or tighter fitting shorts and I never looked back.

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  • It's not right because people need to see them quads bru.

    This is only a temprary escape for missed leg days.

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  • I don't like them because they aren't shorts. The trend keeps getting longer and longer and you can't even buy real shorts any more. I don't want "shorts" hanging down to my knees.

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  • What do you need those cargo pockets for? also its becoming more trendy for shorts to come to a little above knee level. Try investing in chino shorts, they are much more versatile, you can wear them somewhere nice with a polo or button down, on the flip side they are perfectly fine to wear with a t-shirt.

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  • They do look pretty stupid.

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  • I have several pairs of cargo SHORTS and wear them. Now pants are a whole different ballgame, and I don't own any of those.

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  • I like cargo shorts personally.

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  • They r awesome I love them and wear them when it's too hot

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  • I didn't even know what those were lol

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  • I'm actually wearing one as I'm reading this. I live in Florida so these are a necessity if your going outdoors and is hot as it is humid in my book. I don't give a flak what people think of me and that gets me the girls.

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  • I have no earthly idea how that could be offensive. Do you have a link to this article?

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  • Cargo pants are mint! I've got several pairs, because a man can never have too many pockets!

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  • Damn I am really out of touch with fashion trends. I either wear cargo shorts, or sporty shorts if I'm working out like basketball kind. All the shorts in that article that were not cargo, looked gay. The men looked like gay men. That article was even written by a guy, which I assume is gay because he cares that much about shorts.

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  • I think cargo shorts are nice and girls seem to like them at my school it could just be one judgmental girl you've got

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