Cargo shorts are a staple of men's summer wardrobes.
But the actor Matthew McConaughey, always one for existential questions, had this to ask: "Are they long short pants or short long pants?"
Craig Ferguson, talking to McConaughey in a 2014 episode of The Late Late Show, piled on.
"Just like who are you trying to kid, man, you're not doing any maintenance," Ferguson said. "You don't need pockets for tools."
Recently there's been a backlash against cargo shorts, and not just on late night talk shows.