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5 Must-have Shorts for Men


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Cargos
Most guys own a pair or two of cargo shorts, but you should really only wear them as part of your extreme casual wear.
Most guys own a pair or two of cargo shorts, but you should really only wear them as part of your extreme casual wear.
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Cargo shorts (and pants) arrived on the scene in the late '90s and are still a staple in the wardrobes of many men under the age of 40 or so. The powers-that-be in the fashion world have placed cargos on the "out" list, but we think they're still acceptable -- as extreme casual gear only, though. You shouldn't wear cargos to a garden party or to a nice restaurant for brunch. (Tip: You don't have to actually put stuff in all of those pockets, either.)


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