Top Gun® cargo shorts are perfect for a trip to the beach or a weekend hike. We've positioned the pockets to fit and flatter any body type. Cargo pants were first worn in 1938 by British military personnel. The original cargo pants style featured one pocket on the side thigh and one on the front hip. Cargo pants were first worn in the United States on military uniforms in the 1940s. The side cargo pockets were initially only on paratroopers’ uniforms, providing them with easy access to ammunition and radios. Cargo pants surged onto the fashion scene in the mid-to-late 1990s. and were first worn as fashion by urban hip-hop performers of that time.