In the last few years I have discovered its not a fashion statement. Its just saying *I truly dont give a crap! " Just what is this "appropriate under accessory" you speak of. Apparently, I have none! I dont get it. Whats the problem? My wife will let me know when its time for new cargo shorts. Shes good like that. Last fall she got me sweat pants with cargo style pockets. Bless her, shes a gem!