Thinking about throwing on those old cargo shorts buried deep in your closet? Before you commit, here’s a news flash for you: Cargo shorts haven’t been cool since the day you stopped pissing your pants. Hopefully, for many of you, that day was a long, long time ago. 

While we’re all for being bold and venturing out from the norm when it comes to your personal style, wearing cargo shorts is a deadly sin that you just can’t come back from. The baggy, rigid look that cargo shorts provide is totally played out—it simply doesn’t stack up to the trim, fitted aesthetic that fuels menswear these days. With that said, we present to you a selection of shorts swaggier than cargo that will have you looking proper as the summer heat goes into full swing.