As you might expect, CNG has been giving serious thought to the Michael Jordan cargo pant fiasco. Serious, serious thought.
At first blush, this is a golf fashion faux pas, ne plus ultra. Then again, as a youth I thought it poor form to show up at the local executive golf course / driving range / mini putt in anything but my finest gabardine. (I'm kidding. Sort of.)
Michael Jordan seems to have a penchant for particularly poor golf related attire choices. Witness his Airness's acid wash jeans at the 2012 Ryder Cup. That's right, acid wash. (photo via Spurlock / US PRESSWIRE)
So what do we make of a man of considerable wealth and fame, who by all accounts considers himself a golfer, showing up to play as a guest at La Gorce Country Club in Miami, Florida wearing cargo shorts? Is this MJ's idea of a joke? Or is he foisting his celebrity upon the situation in an effort to dare a golf club management minion to challenge him on his attire? Perhaps.
What's worse, and likely much closer to the truth based tumbrs like this, is Michael Jordan likely thought his choice of cargo shorts to be both stylish and appropriate -- which is both lamentable and very sad at the same time.
As MJ tried to explain to ESPNChicago via text on Thursday, "I've been there many times and no one told me a thing. Then all of a sudden they come to me on the 11th hole and say I can't wear cargo shorts. Wow! The round is almost over and you want me to buy shorts now? Yeah, right!!"
Ignorance is no excuse, but thank you for reminding us that just because someone has money, it doesn't mean they have style. It isn't about race, height, or elitism. It's about what looks good, and what doesn't -- and cargo shorts don't look good on anyone. Not on a golf course, not at the mall, or anywhere else for that matter.
Seriously, when was the last time anyone said, "Those sure are some nice cargo shorts. I must have them."?
The correct answer of course, would be never.