Glenn O'Brien, GQ's Style Guy, is my main source of sartorial wisdom. This is his advice for the wearing of short pants:
"I'm against any shorts I can't wear on any golf course, especially if they are camouflage. And who needs to be able to pocket a grapefruit? Classicism is Bermudas, a logoless polo, and huaraches or Top-Siders. Keep up your standards!"*
It is a universal truth; cargo shorts are for mouth-breathing philistines. Any man with even the slightest inclination towards stylish dress shuns them as an affront to good taste and a threat to Western culture, and rightly so.
I tried on a pair of Nantucket red cargo shorts by Ocean Pacific, available at Walmart for $12-16. Shorts often look strange on me. These don't. They fit great and they look good. I got a pair in Kelly green, a pair in khaki and a pair in slate blue. I NEVER find shorts that look good on me. I... I...
I'm a cargo short guy now.