It can be tempting to reach for sweatpants or shorts, especially if you’re a driver who values comfort the most, but – even at rest stops – I think there’s some value in a more conscious way of dressing than sweat . You can argue for shorts, but especially if you’re blasting the air conditioner against heat outside that’s 90 degrees and rising, the skin on your shins may thank you for covering them up.
Some may bemoan the return of cargo pants, but they are a sartorial boon to motorists, as the side pockets offer an alternative to the orthopedic nightmare of a wallet lumped in the back pocket for hours, as well as a more accessible alternative to being snapped across the thigh in a front pocket.
Fortunately, modern manufacturers seem to have recognized that cargo pants’ form can still meet function, offering slimmer fits and flatter profiles so you don’t look like you just updated your 8th grade wardrobe when you get to where you have to go.
(If you still need convincing, read about them military legacy as an element of British battle dress!)