Photo: Tommy Ton
Things have gone too far. This must be said: Tailored cargo pants, the likes of which every menswear blogger, American editor and post-heritage fashion junkie has been wearing for the past few months, is the most ridiculous looking trend* since Crocs. Cargo pants with a shirt, tie and blazer? Come on! I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Most great menswear has military origins, but this might be the greatest army —> fashion fail of all time.
Menswear is supposed to be a synergetic blend of form and function. The moment you have faux-functional detailing (such as cargo pockets on tailored pants), all is lost. And don’t try and tell me you use those pockets for storage. I see how flat they’re sitting. You don’t.
On 90s skaters it worked. On Anglo-Italian** aficionados it does not.
* Anytime you have to use the word trend in association with menswear, it’s an automatic fail.
** Quoting L.A.S. in his recent GQ interview.
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