Cargo pants for everyone!

By Karen R. Smith


The centerpiece of this paramilitary trend are none other than cargo pants, this year for both genders and all ages. might be credited with starting this trend several years back, with their line of secure travel apparel. Their cargo pants thwart pick pockets, and are described as gear masquerading as pants. Right now, men and women can receive a 15% discount on their order by registering for email sale announcements.

Although they won’t foil criminals, the assortment of cargo pants at PacSun (both in their mall shops and online) include nylon tactical versions as well as denim and khaki models, all cut for teens and young adults. Right now their website offers BOGO 50% off on men’s pants.

Duluth Trading Company will give you 15% off plus free shipping on their whole line of rugged cargo pants which are currently on sale. ( They offer styles for both men and women, and that includes plus sizes.

Dickies have been a favorite with working folks for generations; right now they offer free shipping with any online order. Their cargo pants are leaner in profile, making them a fashion choice for many. Without the labels, it is difficult to tell them apart from many Helmut Lang pants... Which are many times the price!

H&M has slim fitting cargo pants in both men’s and women’s options in everything from camo fabric to black twill. Their website has the biggest selection, but it’s always fun to shop in their stores.

At Forever 21, The ladies wide legged utility cargo pants and high-rise cargo pants are dead ringers For many seen on the runways— At a fraction of the cost. They are available in plus sizes as well. They have a full line of men’s cargo pants in different fabrics. Selection varies from store to store, particularly while the chain sorts out which outlets to keep open under a debt reorganization plan... The website might be the only place to see it all.

Everything else has everything from tactical keychains to hoodies and vests; right here in town, visit Miller’s Surplus (406 N 6th Avenue) Where they carry A huge assortment of military gear. The store has been clothing active Tucsonans since 1951!!!

Ladies combat-style boots will continue their popularity; check out the new ones from Converse. Rack Room Shoes in Tucson Premium Outlets (Marana) had a great selection when I visited there at the beginning of the month (including a gray suede pair by Timberland that were amazing!).  is a website dedicated to the military fashion look, with neither spam nor commercials. they round up which companies are producing the most popular Street gear, and include links so you can shop where the cool kids do!

About the Author:
Karen R. Smith is an award-winning journalist and publicist. Her book, "Stylishly Sexy" is available online and she takes private style clients throughout Arizona and across the country. Visit her at