Men Are Finally Catching On to How Ugly Cargo Shorts Are

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The Wall Street Journal, finger on the pulse, broke some truly groundbreaking news on Monday — people think cargo shorts are ugly. In a piece titled “Nice Cargo Shorts! You’re Sleeping on the Sofa,” the Journal featured lovers of cargo shorts, and the women who love them, but hate their cargo shorts. (This included one unsung hero who’s given away 15 pairs of her husband’s shorts over the course of their marriage.)

But hidden in there was some good news for those who can’t stand the sight of cargo shorts, the awful scourge of the summer: “Sales of cargo shorts have fallen over the past year for the first time in a decade, according to market-research firm NPD Group.”

Finally, some sanity — and a recognition that no one human being needs that many pockets.