CARGO TROUSERS ARE COMING BACK
HERE’S WHAT TO BUY AND HOW TO STYLE THEM
The day that none of us ever imagined we’d live to see is now upon us… that’s right, cargo pants are coming back into fashion. No longer reserved for birdwatchers, your weird uncle or small children who like to put worms from the garden in their pockets. Cargo trousers are now a viable wardrobe option for the rest of us, and do you know what? We think it’s great.
'Truth be told we’re not entirely sure why cargo trousers got such bad press.'
After all, they’re comfortable, practical and if you opt for a slim fitting pair they look damn good and can lend a utilitarian touch to almost any outfit. If we were guessing why they have gained such a bad reputation we’d probably say that it’s because the guys who adopted them over the past decade really aren’t the best dressers around. With that in mind, style them right and they can be a valuable asset to your wardrobe. Let us help you out with a bit of inspiration.
Bleu De Paname Cargo Trousers
These workwear inspired trousers are the perfect option going into winter. They’re made from thick, brushed cotton and feature patch pockets instead of side entry pockets, giving them a unique look. This style and colour would look good with a loose fitting white T-Shirt, unbuttoned Oxford shirt and rolled up with a pair of crisp white leather trainers.
Available at Farfetch, priced £154.81
Stone Island Cargo Trousers
In a slim cut and slightly aged fabric, cargo trousers don’t come much nicer than this. They’re a classic style with two flap pockets to the sides and also feature the iconic Stone Island badge. For a simple casual, sporty look try pairing them with a crew neck sweatshirt and trainers.
Available at oki-ni, priced £235
Polo Ralph Lauren Cargo Pant
You can always be assured of style and quality when opting for Polo Ralph Lauren, and their take on cargo pants is no different. Although strictly speaking - cargos are a casual item - don’t be afraid of dressing them up with a blazer. As long as you balance it out with smart trainers you’ll be golden. Also, given the elasticated cuffs, you’ll want to make sure your socks are on point.
Available at Ralph Lauren, priced $185
Neighbourhood Cargo Pant
At the higher end of the spectrum, in terms of price, is this beautiful offering from Japanese brand Neighbourhood. This slightly wider style would look great with a beanie, thick twill overshirt and suede moc-toe shoes such as a pair of Clark’s Originals Wallabees.
Available at End Clothing, priced £305