Nice Cargo Shorts! Youâ€™re Sleeping on the Sofa.
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Clothing styles
I love cargo shorts. I see not everyone does.
Relationships around the country are being tested by cargo shorts, loosely cut shorts with large pockets sewn onto the sides. Men who love them say theyâ€™re comfortable and practical for summer. Detractorsâ€‹ say theyâ€™ve been out of style for years, deriding them as bulky, uncool and just flat-out ugly.
Mr. Hansenâ€™s wife, Ashleigh Hansen, said she sneaks her husbandâ€™s cargo shorts off to Goodwill when heâ€™s not around. Mrs. Hansen, 30, no longer throws them out at home because her husband has found them in the trash and fished them out.
â€śI despise them,â€ť she said. â€śThere were so many good things about the â€™90s. Cargo shorts were not one of them.â€ť
Fashion historians believe cargo pants were introduced around the 1940s for military use. In the U.S. Air Force, narrow cockpits meant pilots needed pockets in the front of their uniforms to access supplies during flight. British soldiers climbing or hiding in high places found pockets on cargo pants more effective than utility belts for storing ammunition.