Cargo pants arise from old work trousers, loose pants worn by those employed in manual labours. Later sported by railway men and soldiers, who used side pockets to hide maps and ammo, cargo bottoms finally slipped into casual fashion in the late ‘60s. Streetwear took few more years to realize cargo pants had become a true phenomenon thanks to several big names of the hip hop, including Tupac and Notorious Big. Read more…
That’s how workwear brands such as Carhartt and Dickies started replacing luxury as must-have staples, with the Aviation’s case as a reminder for all. Cargo styles are damn cool as they could feature different materials, ranging from ripstop cotton to nylon and cloud-soft corduroy, while side pockets remain a crucial detail anyway. A loose, oversize cut links together every brand, but some add adjustable laces on the ankles, sometimes paired with a waist lace to set your own fit. Because trends fade, but streetwear traditions should be preserved.