Take a look at the illustration in this vintage advertisement: would you like pants like that?
Recently I’ve been in talks with a menswear manufacturer about making a batch of khakis with a very specific cut: full rise with a leg that tapers to a relatively narrow opening. It’s a very heyday kind of look and a perennial topic of discussion in Tradsville.
It’s easy to find pants with a full rise, but the leg fit is typically baggier than some guys would like. And there are plenty of slim legs out there, but they invariably come with an uncomfortable and unflattering low rise. I myself have taken numerous pairs of pants to have the leg narrowed, from my off-white jeans to my charcoal worsteds and gabardines.
Consider this a kind of preliminary crowdsourcing post to see what you guys think of this. The first pant would likely be cotton chinos in a classic khaki shade. Please hold off on requesting minute details (if you’re hung up on details, go custom) or price (they won’t be cheap and they won’t be exhorbitant), but if the idea excites then please share your enthusiasm in the comments section and we’ll get to work. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD