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

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    Didn't that get cold!?! Were you flying a 140?
     
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    Baggy Corduroy shorts and Airwalks?
     
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    If wearing cargo shorts is wrong, I don't want to be right.
     
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    This... GOV_8064-scaled.jpg
     
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    Good thing I used the eye bleach after this one…
    So I couldn’t see this…
     
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    You're in Texas and that's ALL you've got in your pockets? Hmmm.
     
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    Dude, THAT is an awesome shirt!

    I love Delta.
     
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    Reminds me of the old Tom Selleck Magnum PI shorts.

    You can still buy them in the Navy Exchange uniform shop.
     
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    ‘Bout what Id expect from somebody flying a nose wheel Beech 18.
     
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    Ha! Yeah they sure do!

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    Only time I ever got into cargo shorts was when I was doing a lot of ferry pilot work. It really helped having extra pockets for battery packs and other stuff you might need quick access to in flight.

    Never thought of cargo shorts as a fashion statement.
     
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    They have a bunch of silly Hawaiian shirts like this. I guess I’ll have to get a new one when I go to the 75/76!

    https://merchgears.com/
     
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    I'm fashion challenged. My sister bought me matching shorts and shirt one time in college and said that was the first time I had a matching outfit since I outgrew garanimals. I replied, "What? My clothes always match. My shorts are comfortable and my shirts are comfortable. They're both comfortable, so they are matching." :D

    Yeah, I'll never be on the cover of GQ. :oops: Does that still exist?
     
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    ah em....it's an "anti-fashion" statement

    I started wearing cargo shorts after having back problems from the wallet in my back pocket. I've trended away from them though now that I've reduced the amount of stuff in my wallet and started using one of those minimalist ones I can carry in a "normal" front pocket....
     
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    I buy cheap shorts wherever. I won't claim to know their style or who makes them.
     
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    Whatevs...just don't expect me to give up my tank top and mullett.
     
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    Mesh tank top, I assume?
     
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    Speedos and Hidden Valley Ranch sandals.

    You're welcome.
     
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    Wow, Angela Lansbury has been old forever.

    Because they aren't. But I own several pairs and really DGAF what anyone thinks of my fashion or lack thereof. :)
     
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    OMG, you go out in the Sun, too!
     
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    Better have an IROC-Z with Ratt blaring, or it’s just posing…
     
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    Without cargo shorts (and cargo pants in cooler weather), I wouldn’t have enough room for my 9mm, my .32acp backup, my extra mags, my tactical folder, and my pepper spray, not to mention the usual junk like wallet, keys, pocket knife, cell phone, money clip, etc.
     
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    But what underwear should you wear under? Something life changing..
     
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    At this moment, I happen to be wearing a pair of hybrid boardshorts.

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    The reason I'm wearing them is that when 5 PM rolls around, I'm going to Fred Flintstone it out of here and go for a sunset waverunner ride.

    If you're really concerned about the lack of style for cargo shorts, these would be an option. They do have nice zippered pockets and dry quickly, so they're practical. The first pair I got were as a Father's Day gift and were a little spendy. The second pair came from Costco and were like 18 bucks.
     
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    Hybrid shorts are awesome. I basically only have hybrid shorts and workout shorts. They’re really comfortable and they stretch so I don’t have to worry about gaining weight:D
     
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    I'm frequently told a lot of things. I rarely bother to listen.

    Giving a man a guitar does not turn that man into a guitar player. The man to actually play guitar in order to earn that distinction and until then, he is still just a man. Putting pockets on a shorts does not turn those shorts into cargo shorts. They have to actually carry cargo in order to earn that distinction and until then, they are still just shorts.
     
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    I flew in jeans and an aviation themed t-shirt today.
     
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