LBF here, with a few words about cargo shorts.
Brian Bell said it best (and I paraphrase here): "Cargo shorts are the minivan of menswear. Not sexy, not cool, but really functional."
Which is why Mayor Marty Walsh took some SERIOUS heat when he wore them to Newbury Street the other day. NEWBURY STREET. The Rodeo Drive of Boston. Talk about fashion roadkill.
Here are the rules on cargo shorts, men. Pay attention.
You are ONLY ALLOWED TO WEAR THEM TO EVENTS WHERE THE MAJORITY ARE CHILDREN ARE UNDER 10.
Because, let's face it, cargo shorts are useful. They hold pacifiers, cell phones, chargers, wallets, bags of Cheerios, sunglasses, baby wipes and possibly a diaper - ALL AT THE SAME TIME.
They are the diaper bag of the daddy world.
So, break them out at Storyland, Santa's Village, Canobie Lake, any sort of water park and maybe the food court at the mall.
But other than that? Flat front shorts, men. Say it with me. Flat. Front. Shorts.
Especially on Newbury Street.
Listen to Mayor Marty defend his fashion don't right here!
I love my cargo shorts. They are the most comfortable things ever. Who's with me? #CargoGate - MJWpic.twitter.com/MC7I7d4Koh