The Return of the J Brand Houlihan Cargo
I remember when skinny cargo pants came out in 2007 or 2008-ish. At first, like I am with most new trends, a little bit ‘meh’ about it. J Brand was the first, if I remember correctly, to come out with theirs, in the form of the Houlihan, and it took the celebrity world by storm as a super coveted style. Famous butts were seen traipsing around in them everywhere! It grew on me after awhile though, especially after I scored a pair by Rich & Skinny as well as a black pair by BLANKNYC. But by the time I decided I could do the skinny cargo thing, the trend already had started to fade, and it dropped off pretty quickly after that. The Houlihan was replaced by new and upcoming brands in Hollywoodland, and J Brand continued innovating new styles. I had just been wondering if the skinny cargo would ever return as an in-style thing, and lo and behold, I got a newsletter last week answering that thought. Daaamn, J Brand, back at it again with the Houlihan! Ok that was cheesy. Anyway, it’s awesome that this brand always seems to be leading this trend! This one’s available in two colors: Distressed Caledon, a dark army green; and Distressed Chrome, a pretty dark grey. It still all has the same details I remember, as a mid rise with cargo pocket details and seams down the front and back of the legs. It also includes moto-like stitching and paneling on the knees and trouser-like pockets on the back. And, don’t forget those zippers on the cuffs! It’s also made of ultra comfy luxe Japanese twill.
What do you think? Is this a style you are welcoming back, or if you didn’t like it the first time, would you go for it now? I would!
Shop the J Brand Houlihan Mid Rise Cargo in both colors, here.