Cargo shorts are often bought to wear for biking, camping or other type of outdoor activity. While some men prefer knee-length shorts, the others choose capri-style. Like any other kind of cargo shorts, long cargo shorts for men perform two functions: they are comfy and durable. Extra pockets allow wearing all basics at hand. The best fabric for capris is cotton, linen/linen blends. Natural textile pushes away moisture and prevents extra sweating when the temperature around is too hot.
- How to wear your long cargo shorts
Although there are various styles offered at shops, men should remember a universal way of wearing them. Check if they fit comfortably around the waist and do not fall down too much (otherwise you will look bigger than you actually are). In case you plan to tuck the shirt in, make sure you wear a belt.
Depending on style of your shorts, you can combine them with linen t-shirt or short-sleeved/sleeveless cotton shirt (for drawstring and military fashions). As for ruched capri-style shorts, they look nice with silken shirt, polo or short-sleeved tee. Tunic top can also match fine if it is lightweight and silky. Pick medium-sleeved tunics if you want to hide your arms and do not allow them to hang too far as you already wear long shorts.
If you are going to buy a pair of men’s long cargo shorts, you need to try it as unlike normal length cargo shorts this kind does not fit all bodily constitutions perfectly. For medium-height men it is better to purchase standard length (up to 1 inch below knee cap) but colors imply no rules.
- Popular color trends
Thanks to their easily drying textile (linen, cotton), with long cargo shorts men never look unkempt. Shorts endure machine wash and almost do not pale with time. That’s why they are worn in any style (zippered with button clasp/drawstring patterns) and in practically all colors. The most asked-for colors are khaki, white, blue, black and navy.
- A staple in men’s wardrobe
The best thing about extra long cargo shorts is their functionality. A pair of long shorts may be worn both in hot and mild weather and multiple cargo pockets help to enjoy active leisure time. Just do not pack side pockets so that they do not droop too far.
Men’s extra long cargo shorts are a matter of preference and basically differ only in length. Everything else about belt and trim style remains the same as for normal knee-length cargo shorts. Pick your own pattern and enjoy comfy walk!