Flat fronts are more flattering on a slimmer guy. If you're on the thinner side, stick with FF. If you're on the bigger sides, a couple of pleated pants in your wardrobe isn't too bad. Guys with, big cabooses, need pleats. A buddy of mind who use to play football has big thighs and buts and can never find FF that fit him well so he wear pleats and still looks pretty stylish.