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Description: Somewhat of a wide leg, with large pockets part way down the leg. Usually blue, black, whitish, or beige.
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monkeyluva56 - September 13, 2007 - Report this comment
fashionable nowadys, too. girls wear them w/flipflops. i wore a beige pair with my brown flipflops to jr high the other day. got mine at aeropostale.
Roman - December 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Yeah I used to call them pocket pants. Loved 'em :D
Maha - January 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I had white, beige, red, orange and gfreen!! My famvourites were the red ones, just like the ones Christina Aguilera wore in the Genie in a Bottle video. It was acceptable to wear cargo pants parties!
rae - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember my first pair of cargos from Abercromie and Fitch in 1995. They were khaki and I wore them with my Doc's and the blue and brown velvet 'A' shirt, also from Abercrombie.
Saller Wallers - April 06, 2008 - Report this comment
xDD I fell into a tidal pool one time and the nearest store was a gift shop- the only pants they had there I could buy so I had something dry to wear was a beige pair of cargo pants. I love them with my flip flops!
quelle - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember I got my first pair at Old Navy. I thought I looked so fly. I remember they wrinkled a lot, and in retrospect, were really an unflattering on me.
Guzz - August 14, 2008 - Report this comment
About 96 i saw the first one, a guy from my school have a militar one.... I have a beige that i used so much, i think it stills walking around by it self, lol
jt62786 - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I hate cargo style. I think it's boyish.
Philistine - April 18, 2009 - Report this comment
It amazes me how long these dumb things hung around. It's taken until about last year to finally see people in shorts *without* those idiotic cargo pockets on them. WHICH we never used, by the way. Who actually put much of anything in those pockets?? They were a pain to open and close, and if you actually put like a wallet and keys in there, your pants ballooned way out and would hit everything when you walked. I remember around 2000 I got my first pair of zip-off cargo pants--oh man, that was the best. Shorts, pants, so many options--just unzip! Now only middle-aged people still wear these. Justlike their the only ones that sitll wear pleated pants.
Irvin - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I love them, always have done. I think people need to stop copying my style, trying to get all hip with the cargo pant in the noughties. If you ask me, its only MC Hammer and myself who can carry these off in real style. You all just look like FAKERS!
Han - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Ah, cargo pants. I had a few pairs as a kid, along with vast amounts of corduroy pants. Loved them. I bought a grey pair yesterday, they didn't have a smaller size than 8, so I stuck with it. They look huge on me, but that's the effect!
Jason - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Thats all I ever wore when I was in high school and college. I liked the big pockets for my wallet, keys, pager (before cell phones), pack of gum, pack of cigarettes (yea smoking is bad but I was a nice kid), 2nd pack of cigarettes when the first one is low, etc.
Allison - January 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I look bak now and wonder wth was I thinking wearing those as a girl. I remember thinking they were so cool because all of the pockets and I never even used them. I think cargo shorts are still in for boys though. The worst were the ones with zippers so you could unzip parts of your pants.
Jan Griffiths - July 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I love cargo pants!!! So many pockets, and I don't have to carry a purse.
Jay - December 26, 2010 - Report this comment
this was single handedly OLD NAVY's creation
Jennifer - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
The only cargo pants I ever wore were the satiny ones that came out in the 00's. They were too boyish for me for the most part, but I like them on guys.
Bud Fox - April 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Some guys- me included- wore the REAL cargo pants- BDU's. Great for camping and outdoor work. would get them in tan, black, navy blue. Around Desert Storm, had a desert camo pair. Had some "mud shirts" too.

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