The Times Likens Gap’s Cargo Shorts to ‘a Dog’s Chew Toy’

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In light of Patrick Robinson’s recent dismissal from Gap, the Times’ Jon Caramanica swung by the store’s Rockefeller Center location. He was not pleased with what he found there: “Instead of dictating taste, Gap casts a wide net, hoping to catch the indiscriminate shopper: tourists leveraging a weak dollar; men ambivalent about the shopping process. A sale rack held dozens of a deep blue button-up shirt with floral blobs that even the style-immune hadn’t been persuaded to buy. Not every hustle works … About half of the current men’s wear comes from summer collections and feels like an unfair measurement of Mr. Robinson’s impact. If you are the sort to wear unflatteringly wide-leg cargo shorts, you may not mind that Gap’s version looks like a dog’s chew toy.” [NYT]

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The Times Likens Gap’s Cargo Shorts to ‘a Dog’s Chew Toy’