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The Cargo Pants Spectrum

  • Cargo pants were first worn in 1938 by British military personnel.

Autumn's right around the corner, but it's still a tad too warm to break in a new pair of raw selvage jeans. If you've been spending summer in lightweight chinos, a nice pair of cargo pants is a smart way to start channeling a rugged fall wardrobe without letting go of comfortable, summer fabrics completely. J.Crew's Stanton pants are made from a breathable cotton and perfectly broken in—thanks to a five hour washing process—which makes for an ideal transitional piece. They look great with a jean jacket, vest and a solid T-shirt. Herewith, some of the season's best in a range of prices, from the easily obtainable to the luxe.

- Jian DeLeon



Cotton and nylon blend fabric, straight leg fit.


Washed twill fabric, slim fit with tapered legs.

L.L. Bean Signature

Cotton twill in a relaxed fit, front welt pockets.

Woolrich Woolen Mills

100% nylon, slim fit and drawstring hems.

Gant by Michael Bastian

Cotton, tapered fit, seat patch and ankle tabs.




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