Two views on camo cargo shorts
If you are reading this article, then it is likely you have a stance on the topic of cargo shorts and you have sided with one of two camps. The first camp is on the opinion that cargo shorts are just plain awful – they are unattractive and should only be worn when there is a dire need for the utility afforded by pockets. The second camp is of the opinion that clothes and fashion shouldn’t be defined by what’s proper and necessary. For camp #2, cargo shorts are a proper fit when mashed with minimal design brands like Supreme.
The truth is that urban music, culture, and style is perpetuating and even growing the opinion that street clothes can be a proper substitute for casual wear. This phenomena should be celebrated because a pair of jeans is always going to be more comfy than a pair of khakis. While it’s usually younger emcees like Wiz Khalifa and Lil’ Wayne that are sporting camo cargo shorts and snap backs, it is not out of place to see hip hop mogul, Jay-Z, wearing camouflage cargo shorts while sitting in the front row in Madison Square Garden.
As fashion is constantly evolving, it’s impossible to define what will work and what will not. This is particularly true because there are so many different crowds and points of view. Camp #1 will never validate the camo cargo shorts – they might even go so far as to say that they only reason said shorts are making a comeback due to counter culture influences in fashion. They may very well be right, but it’s not going to make those from camp #2 stand down and start with a suit and tie, though. There will always be varying opinions on fashion, but there’s no reason these vying views can’t coexist.
Written by Asher Briggs