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View Poll Results: Cargo shorts are for douchebags?
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Old 05-30-13, 04:45 PM   #51
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

I'm a douchebag not because I wear cargo short, but I wear wife-beater with cargo shorts. That and I actually do beat my wife.
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Old 05-30-13, 04:46 PM   #52
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Yeah, cargo shorts may be dorky, but I've never thought of them as remotely douchy. They also don't make one a hipster.
This. Although I do not and will never wear them.
Cargo pants, on the other hand I do wear when camping. Much more comfortable than jeans especially when hiking.
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Old 05-30-13, 04:47 PM   #53
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

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Do you mean khaki shorts?
Khaki's a color.
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Old 05-30-13, 04:50 PM   #54
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

I voted "douchebag", but I didn't mean to. I'd say that cargo shorts are worn by men who don't give a shit, either in a good, healthy way or in a bad socially unaware sort of way - take your pick.
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Old 05-30-13, 04:51 PM   #55
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

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What is this "no-shorts" thing? Come on
One time I wore jeans in 90 degree weather and my testicles deflated. It took 2 weeks for them to grow back firm.
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Old 05-30-13, 05:51 PM   #56
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

I grew up in a time that the only acceptable shorts for guys were well worn/faded cutoff Levi 501s or 505s. By my teens swimsuits for guys were totally unacceptable. Since public pools would not allow cutoffs, only losers went to a pool. The rest of use went to a beach.
To this day I've never bought a pair of shorts. Just cutoff old pair of Levis with holes in knees. Essential you run them through the wash a few times to get them really frayed. Nothing says loser more than fresh cutoffs that aren't frayed.
We had a pretty strict code as kids. As early as first grade any guy who brought an umbrella to school was branded a sissy, had no friends and was bullied.
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Old 05-30-13, 06:06 PM   #57
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I think I may have spotted you at an Iron Maiden show !
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Old 05-30-13, 06:34 PM   #58
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I think I may have spotted you at an Iron Maiden show !
Could'nt have been me. I'm closing in on 60. You're more likely to spot Elvis than me in shorts in public.
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Old 05-30-13, 06:40 PM   #59
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

So for those of you who DON'T wear cargo shorts (I'm refering to the kind Dogmatica posted above that end right about at the knee) what do you wear? Jean shorts? Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets? Swim trunks? And don't even give me that only long pants bullshit.

Jean shorts certainly aren't "douchy" but they're about as out of style as it gets. Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets just scream "nerd" (You better make sure you tuck your polo shirt into them!).

I honestly don't know what you people are wearing in warm weather if cargo shorts are unacceptable.
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Old 05-30-13, 07:38 PM   #60
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Jean shorts certainly aren't "douchy" but they're about as out of style as it gets. Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets just scream "nerd" (You better make sure you tuck your polo shirt into them!).
I wear flat front shorts that hit the knee. I personally think these kind of shorts look neater with a button down shirt.

I think cargo shorts look dumb with a button down.

Cargo shorts are casual but sloppy...while shorts without cargo pockets are casual cleaner and dressier looking.
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Old 05-30-13, 07:41 PM   #61
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So for those of you who DON'T wear cargo shorts (I'm refering to the kind Dogmatica posted above that end right about at the knee) what do you wear? Jean shorts? Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets? Swim trunks? And don't even give me that only long pants bullshit.

Jean shorts certainly aren't "douchy" but they're about as out of style as it gets. Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets just scream "nerd" (You better make sure you tuck your polo shirt into them!).

I honestly don't know what you people are wearing in warm weather if cargo shorts are unacceptable.
Something like this:

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Old 05-30-13, 08:23 PM   #62
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I like cargo shorts, but don't currently have any.
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Old 05-30-13, 08:50 PM   #63
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ONLY shorts I wear, are for swimming and are style-wise those you see MMA fighters wear (not GSP!)
I am not one to wear shorts unless swimming or at the river. I did however wear them back in the '80s and sadly, they were OP corduroy
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Old 05-30-13, 09:11 PM   #64
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So for those of you who DON'T wear cargo shorts (I'm refering to the kind Dogmatica posted above that end right about at the knee) what do you wear? Jean shorts? Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets? Swim trunks? And don't even give me that only long pants bullshit.

Jean shorts certainly aren't "douchy" but they're about as out of style as it gets. Khaki shorts without the cargo pockets just scream "nerd" (You better make sure you tuck your polo shirt into them!).

I honestly don't know what you people are wearing in warm weather if cargo shorts are unacceptable.
You know, shorts. They look like pants except shorter.
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Old 05-30-13, 09:15 PM   #65
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

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I think cargo shorts look dumb with a button down.
Depends on the shirt.

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Something like this:

I have one pair of this style and a couple cargos. Gave up the jorts a few years ago.
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Old 05-30-13, 11:19 PM   #66
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

Around here, cargo shorts are just boring old normal guy shorts.
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Old 05-30-13, 11:23 PM   #67
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

So which is more douche-y ... bought at Costco or Old Navy ?
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Old 05-30-13, 11:44 PM   #68
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

Nothing wrong with cargo shorts, but flat front shorts seem to be more popular these days.
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Old 05-30-13, 11:57 PM   #69
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So which is more douche-y ... bought at Costco or Old Navy ?
Anything from Old Navy will always be more douchey than Costco. Although I am pretty sure that you can actually buy douches at Costco if you needed one.
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Old 05-31-13, 02:52 AM   #70
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Me too. We should pal around and see how many people point at us and shout "Look at those douchebags!"
im sure they would shout "dorks" or something more along those lines. do you both have cell phone holsters too?

i like cargo shorts but i hate cargo pants.
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Old 05-31-13, 03:01 AM   #71
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Jean shorts certainly aren't "douchy" but they're about as out of style as it gets.
we live in different worlds. i see more guys in jean shorts than i do cargo. not by a huge margin but they are far from out of style here (at least in the black and hispanic community, i dont venture into the white areas much). personally i wear both with shirts 1 size larger than my real size and a flat brimmed hat. i dont cock it to the side though. im sure 99.9% of you people here would just hate me for the way i dress not to mention the many other reasons.
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Old 05-31-13, 05:34 AM   #72
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Not a short wearing person in general, at least not since I was a kid and I can get away with that based on where I live. Cargo something is going to be a requirement because there is stuff to carry and I hate stuff in my back pockets and only small objects in the front pockets so cargo pants and shorts make more practical sense.
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Old 05-31-13, 11:31 AM   #73
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

I wear what my wife buys me. I think most of them are cargo shorts, but I don't really wear them that much. I'm not really a shorts person. I wear them only on really hot days. I'm not allowed to wear jean shorts anymore, which were pretty much the only kind I had before I met my wife.
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Old 05-31-13, 12:30 PM   #74
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I love cargo shorts. I also cannot have my wallet in my back pocket when sitting. I have never been able to my entire life. They are comfortable. I'm also about to buy a pair of Reef flip-flops. I don't care about the bottle opener. Supposedly they provide more support than other brands which my feet need. That was according to a foot doctor.
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Old 05-31-13, 12:43 PM   #75
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Re: Are cargo shorts for douchebags?

I live in South FL. No one thinks twice about "cargo" shorts when you live in a subtropical environment. It's very common to see people out for the evening in a nice pair of khaki shorts, a button-down, and sandals (NOT flip-flops). Totally acceptable if you're not going out to a super-nice restaurant, the theater, your usual upscale activities, etc.

Despite having gone to school in Boston for 4 years and visited the NE too many times to recall, I never really encountered "anti"-shorts conditioning before. It's kind of fascinating, really.
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