Mary Note: Andrew, I couldn’t agree with you more!
In this month’s edition GQ is heralding the comeback of The No-Bro Cargo while I still say that any type of pant worthy of an adjective should be a “no-go.”
For me, dubbing them the “No-Bro” cargo is laughable because I think of my three brothers who are proud wearers of cargo pants in the winter and cargo shorts in the summer. The problem with telling guys it’s OK to wear cargo pants is the fact that they’re not going to seek out the fashion forward pairs from Ralph Lauren or Uniqlo.
But even still, the designer styles that attempt to look more sleek and sophisticated look silly, in my opinion.
If the style factor is out then what is the purpose of the pockets? As men, we’re practical people. I can’t think of a common situation that calls for such a utilitarian pant with such slim pockets! What on earth could you put in those saddle bag pockets — pens, paperclips, maybe force in a stapler?
Obviously I’m kidding, but NOT about cargo pants. The traditional relaxed style, even though they’re comfy, looks sloppy and the more formal approach is pointless AND unattractive.
So hear me loud and clear – unless you’re lounging around the house or making a beer run for the game: NO-GO on the cargos!