Forget cargos, Minnesota's more of a jean shorts kind of state


For some unexplainable reason, the style of men's shorts – or just men's shorts in general – tend to be a topic of discussion. Not only that, it's a divisive one too.

Especially when it comes down to cargo shorts and jean shorts, also known as "jorts."

Some love them. Some hate them. Some love one and hate the other. It's all around a confusing matter.

But according to Google Trends, wearing jean shorts is more acceptable in Minnesota than wearing cargo shorts.

The Washington Post did the research and put together a map showing which states prefer which shorts.

It turns out people in the Midwest tend to be pro-jorts while basically everyone else prefers cargo shorts.

Minnesota isn't as dedicated to the cut-off jean look as Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska, though.

And neighboring North Dakota doesn't appear to care one way or the other.

If you need to let out your inner Minnesotan (as defined by the map above), read up on the Wall Street Journal's recent article that completely rips on cargo shorts.

GQ tends to be more pro-cargo shorts, if you want that side of the story.

The source also has tips for pulling off either style. That includes keeping jean shorts longer and cargo shorts slimmer.

Next Up

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."