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View Poll Results: Would you try out tartan cargo shorts if the occasion were appropriate?

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  • Most definately!

    2 4.35%
  • Most likely.

    7 15.22%
  • Perhaps. I'd have to see them...on someone else.

    3 6.52%
  • Meh...probably not. They'd be okay for YOU but not for ME.

    19 41.30%
  • Certainly not! It's just not done, old boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    I'd wear just about any garment in my tartan. ... I'd probably prefer a more streamlined style.
    Hmm, skin tight tartan shorts. Maybe cut on the bias for stretch, sort of like a cut-off version of traditional trews?

    Now that​ I'd like to see!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calgacus View Post
    Hmm, skin tight tartan shorts. Maybe cut on the bias for stretch, sort of like a cut-off version of traditional trews?

    Now that​ I'd like to see!
    Yikes! I should have specified any style of garment that I would wear, I would probably wear in tartan in the right context. These skin tight shortrews you speak of...nobody needs to see that!

    Still...I might consider them as an alternative to Regimental preferences should modestly be a concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Tartan shorts... As in wool tartan? Probably not. But I admit I wore plaid shorts back in my university days. They were all the rage back then.
    Yep, me too.

    Now, I'm not a fan of "Cargo" shorts, but I still have several pairs of solid (and plaid) shorts. Generally these are fairly light cotton or blend, loose fitting and about the length of the cargo shorts pictured earlier in this thread. Its a very common style seen here in the summer, as daytime temps frequently top 90. If someone were to make a similar garment of similar weight fabric in a tartan pattern, then yes, I'd be inclined to get at least one pair.

    And FWIW, I don't wear plaid when I want to be taken "seriously". Thankfully, I'm usually not very concerned about what others think!

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    My son is 23 and has never worn or owned jeans. It was cargo shorts from the time he was out of diapers up until he switched to cargo pants (eh Jock there's another California species of clothes for ya) around the age of 12 or so.

    These shorts and pants are usually light khaki, but you see them in black and camo too. My son loves them because he's a big reader and he always has some big book in one of the pockets, ready for any 'down time' he might have.

    Anyhow shorts in actual tartan? No. A fashion plaid, just maybe.

    Here are actual tartan shorts... meh

    http://www.slanjtrews.com/shop/produ...tartan-shorts/

    BTW a lot of people here wear 'board shorts' all the time, others wear 'swimming trunks' as everyday wear. There are people who don't own long pants of any sort. I wear cargo shorts and flip-flops year round; slacks are for church and work only.

    Not only are there cargo shorts and cargo pants, there are also cargo pants made so that half the legs can be removed to convert them into cargo shorts.

    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/69680...-pants-zip-off
    Last edited by OC Richard; 13th June 14 at 09:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Tartan shorts... As in wool tartan? Probably not. But I admit I wore plaid shorts back in my university days. They were all the rage back then.
    As was my plaid luggage. I seem to recall it being the MacLeod of Harris.
    I changed my signature. The old one was too ridiculous.

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    Hmmm ... tartan cargo shorts ... for some reason , I'm having visions of Rodney Dangerfield .

    Would I wear them ? Well I guess that depends on whether the sides of the cargo pockets were pleated to the stripe or to the sett .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGumerait View Post
    Hmmm ... tartan cargo shorts ... for some reason , I'm having visions of Rodney Dangerfield .
    ... and the "Triple Lindy".
    I changed my signature. The old one was too ridiculous.

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    " The Triple Lindy ? That's impossible ! "
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    Let me think about this for a moment..........times up....probably not if they were the only thing to cover me bum.....NO! But, you all are more than welcome to if you'd like. I'll just sit back and take photos of people's reactions......

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    In ACTUAL wool tartan, no- but I wear cargo shorts any time the kilt is not appropriate, and several of them are 'plaid'. The shop is too dangerous for that much wool to be swinging around in, and I don't want to ruin one of my kilts with dye/glue/open flames/metal shavings.

    I also like the thigh pockets in cargo shorts because I hate having a wallet in my rear pocket, it messes up my back. As a parent cargo pockets are fantastic as well.

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