[NA] As pilots, what are we switching to as we move away from cargo shorts and New Balance?

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  1. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

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    I only own cargo shorts and I am frequently told that that shouldn't be a thing anymore.
    I own New Balance running shoes and Sandals.

    Oshkosh was a sea of middle aged men in cargo shorts.

    What are the current alternatives? I mean shorts need lots of pockets these days.
    Are we going back to Jorts or something?
     
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    You only need two pockets. I'm amazed that shorts and pants weren't manufactured with only one pocket prior to the cell phone days.
     
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    Why ruin a good thing? Next stop, pulled up black dress socks.
     
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    That's a good point generally when I fly my accessories are only
    • Cellphone
    • Wallet
    • car keys
    • plane keys
    However at something like OSH
    I tend to ... wait nevermind. I wore a backpack.

    Yeah, I almost never use those additional pockets.

    So what am I switching to?
     
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    Flight suit with RayBan’s. You’ll look like a big shot walking around Oshkosh and you’ll get lots of respect!
     
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    Every pilot on every layover except I need a phone holster. Prepping for when I upgrade:lol:

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  8. SixPapaCharlie

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    This can't be the alternative.
    Dude on the right looks like he walked off the set of friends.
    Are we really going to ankle socks too? I thought those were for women.
    #ImOld


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    I don't own any guns (I am one of them) but I can't dress like the guy on the right.
    I think I have to just go the jeans route.
     
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    They will have to pry my cargo shorts off my cold, dead body. Way more comfortable to hold my wallet in a cargo pocket (and whatever other items my wife makes me hold) when we're doing outdoor events. The grey/blue nylon versions don't seem to have the stigma that khaki baggy cargo shorts do.

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    Cut off skinny jeans is what’s hot right now.
     
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    You need to complete that outfit with black compression socks that go up to your knees...:lol:
     
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    <looking down at legs> Hey, now!! What's wrong with that?! :confused::cool:

    That's the new fashion craze. All the cool kids are doing it. Got 'em on now.
     
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    When did Members Only start making shorts?
     
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    Are you just trying to conform? Maybe you should look into lederhosen. Martin probably has a hook up for those.
     
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    They say men only have two hairstyle changes in their lifetime. I extend that to clothing style changes. I've already had my two changes for both. I'm done.
     
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    I've no New Balance shoes at the moment, but that's not by design (no Nike, that's by design). The current sneakers just happen to be from LA Gear, Saucon, and Browning. Teva sandals--you just can't kill them.
    Shorts are a mix of cargo and non-cargo, and I don't expect that to change.
     
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    Asics > New Balance
     
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    Dad? Is that you?
     
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    I think that's a girl on the right. either way, shaved legs. cargo shorts all day!!!
     
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    Cargo shorts forever! (I need to be able to haul a load in my shorts.)

    Xero Shoes for sandals, dress shoes, & in between.
     
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    Had to look up what "Members Only" was, lol. You have to remember I'm just a poor Okie, my screen shot was from Bass Pro!
     
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    Cargo shorts and Nikes or Puma is all I ever wear. I'll never be dressed as the girl on the right. Do we need to talk about the shirt in both pictures? What's with the tucked in front out in the back look? The girl on the right looks like the type who'd call triple A for a flat tire. But then again, they both do.
     
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    What about regular frickin' shorts? I mean, it's not that hard. I mean, just like a pair of pants. Two pockets front, two back. Done!

    My summer casual uniform: T-shirt, regulars shorts, and Tevas or Birks.

    How's this for size: I'm a right leaning person who carries a gun yet wears Birks and gets into a Subaru.

    *BOOM* Mind blown...
     
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    I will have to check them out, as Lems seems to have jumped the shark.
     
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    You look awesome, except for those shoes, they look like they smell really, really bad.
     
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    Now you’ve really done it! ;)
     
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    I don't have an answer or opinion, but I am going to throw a penalty flag on your dissonant title:

    [NA] As pilots,
     
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    I've gone to the shorts on the right, after being told a couple years ago that the pockets, especially the baggy ones are out. I have found shorts that look like the ones on the right with a flat, inconspicuous pocket on the right leg. Those sneak by, not blow back from the young 'uns.

    Socks you can see have been out longer than pocket pants, although they may be swing back in style now. Welcome to being older, style trends blow right by you.
     
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    well I'll be damned......I didn't even know this was a thing.......

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    I just thought there were "slacker" shorts, like cargo and other "I don't care how they look or how dirty they get' kind of shorts, "dress" or golf shorts, and gym shorts. if it wasn't for golf being golf, I'd prob wear cargo shorts on the course.
     
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    I miss the good old days, when your blue jeans got holes, you cut them off and made your own shorts.
     
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    I used to wear almost nothing but Puma, but they lost me several years ago on shoe designs. I went to Asics and find them every bit as good, similar fit. I still look at Pumas when it comes time to buy shoes, but Asics seems to be winning at the moment, especially their Gel-Quantum lineup.
     
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    If you’re over 30, it’s likely that your legs are so unattractive that any shorts are equally bad. Might as well keep wearing cargos.
     
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    I'm so confused about what shorts to wear I'll just wear pants 6er
     
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    Teva, NB…including 2 pairs of golf shoes.
    I tried Pumas a year ago, they didn’t hold up well.
    No Nike, including clothes.
     
  38. MooneyDriver78

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    But the elastic waistband! That screams old man shorts. ;-)

    Other than that they do look better.
     
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    Shorts, whatever is on sale at Sierra Trading Post and shoes, whatever’s on sale at Puma or Addidas outlet store.

    BTW, NEVER let the lady or ladies in your life pick out ANY clothes for you. That WILL NOT turn out well.

    Cheers