The best 8 black cargo pants are officially back. It’s not hard to see why. The best cargo pants have a military-inspired edge. All those pockets are great for traveling, too.
The resurgence in black cargo pants is part of a wave of trends that emerged in the early 2000s. We believe that hip-hop is the reason for cargo pants’ return.
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 20 years, rappers are one of the most influential people working in fashion. Rappers have revolutionized fashion by bringing street style to haute couture, and street style to the streets.
The black cargo pants are a great option. Well, everywhere. They’re everywhere.
The military garb was popularized on icons such as L.L. Bean in the 2000s. Cool J, Jay Z, and all members of Destiny’s Child could be seen wearing military garb in the early 2000s. You might have seen them recently on Kanye West, Drake, and Travis Scott. (The latter may be Cargo Pants’ biggest fan as La Flame has worn them in several videos, including “Mamacita”, and other paparazzi-captured outfits).
Cargo pants are now more easily accessible than ever before. You can wear them super baggy with jewelry gold, but you can also style them slim with classic tees and low-key sneakers.
New black Cargo Pants For Men
Look out if you want to channel hip-hop style by wearing the best cargo pants. Below are ten of our top-rated pairs.
RRL Khaki Cargo Pants
These Ralph Lauren RRL khaki cargo pants are a favorite of ours because they combine minimalism and throwback military inspiration. These pants are casual but not too formal so you can pair them with casual outfits like a pair of sneakers and a t-shirt. The fabric is a soft twill and the relaxed fit is both flattering and modern. They may look old-fashioned, as with all things RRL, but they are made from premium materials and have a long life expectancy.
Stone Island Cotton-Blend Cargo Trousers
Stone Island is having a moment, with the compass logo appearing everywhere. These black cargo pants made from black cotton-blend are among the brand’s best. The pants feature an appliqued logo patch at the left cargo pocket. They are easy to recognize by style-savvy people. These pants are slim-fitted for a modern look, making them great for casual office wear.
Nike SB Flex Cargo Pant
Skateboarders are among the most passionate cargo pants wearers. This is why Nike SB now offers some great cargo pants. The SB Flex cargo pants are made from a durable ripstop with 3% elastane to give them a slight stretch. These cargos are comfortable enough to withstand any type of skateboarding accident. The pants are made for skateboarding but the classic military look and olive color make them great for everyday wear, running, and traveling.
Carhartt WIP Aviation Cargo Trousers
These Aviation black cargo pants by Carhartt WIP show that the brand is a master at street style. These trousers have two cargo pockets, a straight-leg fit, and adjustable drawstring sleeves. It is lightweight and non-stretchy. The fabric gives off a stiff look but is comfortable enough to wear throughout the day. These look great when worn with streetwear such as Nikes and logo tees, but they can also be worn with a button-up.
Dickies Edward Sport Cargo Pant
Camouflage pants don’t have to be difficult to wear. Camo fatigues can be worn with a white shirt and simple sneakers with the right fit. Camo gives you versatility and channels the trendy look of the early 2000s.
Acne Studios Pango Cotton-Canvas Cargo Trousers
These Acne Studios Pango pants are a great option for black cargo pants. Acne has tweaked the traditional cargo look with larger pockets and a straight-leg fit with a low-crotch. These tweaks are combined with the classic army green color and cotton canvas material to create a versatile statement piece. For the best effect, pair them with bold sweaters and sneakers.
John Elliot Back Sateen Cargo Pant
John Elliot’s cargo pants combine military style with SoCal flair. The pants are made from cotton back sateen and feature a tapered fit, drawstrings, and a tapered leg. The cargo trousers can be worn as loungewear by being paired with your favorite sweater, sneakers, or slippers.
Air Jordan Flight Cargo Pant
These Jordan black cargo pants are a must-have. These pants have a retro-inspired fit, which we all want to wear. The pants are also very durable thanks to the cotton-nylon blend. This pair of cargos can be styled with a simple combination of grail-worthy sneakers and a logo tee/hoodie.