The American cargo short is in crisis — and relief doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news this week, you might have noticed a few clickbait stories about a little presidential election and some YMCA summer camp games taking place in Brazil. But beneath all the listicles and the GIFs, a violent skirmish is taking root about one of the greatest social justice issues of our time: the demise of the American cargo short. The nation stands on the precipice of civil war: some want to make cargo shorts “great again,” while others can’t remember when cargo shorts ever were good. And though it can be frightening to take a stand on such a polarizing issue, I feel compelled, dear reader, to make my lonely little voice heard amidst all the screams. Read more…

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It’s 2016: Time for cargo shorts to give up and die