By: Chad Melius
Cargo Pants were introduced in the early 90’s and they’re still popular today. They are made of durable fabrics that are designed to last for several years. Their thick layering makes these pants ideal for harsh weather conditions during winter. And they are ideal to wear on heavy duty jobs, like construction, or other types of manual labor.
Distinctive features of cargo pants are: loose fit design, wide leg openings, vents to allow hot air to escape during warm weather, straight-leg design – and especially – the large number of pockets. The number and size of the pockets allows you to use them for EDC ( every day carry ) – keeping frequently-used tools or gadgets on your person. This can save you a lot of time by not having to go back and forth to get them.
Cargo pants provide a high level of comfort when engaged in strenuous activities such as hunting, fishing, or contruction. Even though heavy duty jeans can get the job done, many men prefer to wear cargo pants, due to their better resistance, quality, and durability. And there are many activities that would be more uncomfortable to do with jeans.
A variety of colors are available, including khaki, loden black, bark gray, beige, and camouflage. And the traditional baggy style is now making way for a more fashionable slim look.
Some people may think that cargo pants are no longer in fashion, since they have been around for so long. This is certainly not true – take a look at any men’s clothing catalog, DrJays men’s urban fashion, for example. But they are undergoing changes in style to make them more versatile. Nowadays, cargo pants can be worn in circumstances for which they were not originally designed.
Are looking for a style that is elegant, but still has vestiges of roughness? Then cargo pants provide you with a way to take the essence of fashion, include elements of past and present trends , and shape them into a form that fits today’s clothing styles.
Combine cargo pants with a polo shirt, or just a simple tee – include sneakers or other causual shoes – and you can enhance their fashionable look. Or mix with other accessories and your favorite tees to get the ideal look for any spring or summer day.
Use cargo pants for any of the activities mentioned above, or wear them for any occasion that requires informal attire. They provide a unique fashion statement, and at the same time, can be used for EDC.