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Cargo trousers - the most down-to-earth trend of the year
Trousers with patch pockets have emancipated themselves from military and workwear. The mix of practical and nostalgic makes them a big fashion favourite right now.
Athleisurewear, Gorpcore, the noughties - and one garment that covers all these big trend currents: the cargo pants. With so much zeitgeist, it's no wonder that the loosely cut pants with the many patch pockets are considered one of the trend pieces par excellence right now. They are celebrated on catwalks and streets alike - and that's not going to change anytime soon.
The collections already unveiled for the upcoming summer and winter seasons show that trousers will keep us busy for a while in both men's and women's fashion. That's good news, because cargo pants are currently one of the most everyday trends: versatile, super comfortable and practical on top. They have to be. After all, the garment was not created for fun, but for precarious situations.
The cargo trousers were originally designed for the British military in the Second World War. In the outside pockets, soldiers could always stow essentials such as ammunition within easy reach on the battlefield. It is obvious that this storage space directly on the body was also adopted by other professions a little later. So to this day, it is impossible to imagine the workwear of tradesmen, the police or the emergency services without cargoes.
Cargo trousers have reinvented themselves
Pants had their first fashionable awakening in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Back then, they were popularised by R&B and pop icons like Aaliyah, Ciara or JLo in music videos, on concert stages and red carpets - very much in combination with tight crop tops. However, when the second half of the noughties was increasingly perceived as trashy instead of cool, cargo pants also gradually fell into disrepute. In the following decade, they were mainly used in combination with a screwdriver, when climbing the Säntis or as part of the retired tourist look. >. But in recent years, cargo pants have reinvented themselves. While they were traditionally made of thick, robust cotton and the functional character was in the foreground, today there is more room for interpretation and even greater textile diversity. They are still functional - it's just that this is no longer immediately recognisable. This makes the trend piece more versatile than ever: top model Gigi Hadid wears Cargos for an afternoon in the park with her little one, former First Lady Michelle Obama presents her new book on big stages in them. Cargos now come in a variety of silhouettes, colours and materials, such as leather, faux-fur, denim, organza and silk.
The only characteristic features of cargo trousers are the patch pockets and the casual fit - the rest can be freely designed. So from sporty to elegant, pretty much everything is possible. This not only means that a suitable model can be found for very different occasions, but also for various body types. Unlike other trouser trends such as barrel leg or baggy jeans, the cut is not clearly defined. There are variants with a high or low waistband, those with a wide, straight or narrow leg. You just have to find the right model for you in the huge selection. Here are a few nice suggestions from me.
From the women's range:
JJXX JXKenya Faux Leather Cargo Pants
JJXX JXJessie Worker Loose Fit Jeans
Vero Moda Cargo trousers
Pieces Cargo trousers
Only Loose Fit Cargo Trousers
JJXX JXYoko Comfortable Cargo Trousers
Noisy May High Waist Cargo Trousers
Pieces PCODDA Cargo Trousers
From the men's range:
Wrangler Casey Jones Cargo
Southpole Southpole Denim With Cargo Pockets
Colours & Sons Cargo Corduroy Cropped
Only & Sons Cargo trousers
Jack & Jones Kane Pablo Cargo Trousers
Brandit M-65 Vintage Cargo Pants
Brandit Adven Slim Fit Cargo Pants
Tommy Hilfiger Cargo pants sky
Southpole Denim With Cargo Pockets - 19341
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