may i suggest an edit?
Originally Posted by yachtie
What are you besmokin' ?
but a question, too: does 2- or 3-button play into this at all, or is it, as people often say, purely a matter of taste?
Let me second BEAMS, especially the BEAMS+ boutiques, which carry a lot of stuff produced in collaboration with classic US makers (including Alden, Woolrich, Lee, etc.). Also keep an eye out for great New Balance models unavailable in the US; you can find them at small shops in Shibuya and Daikanyama, as well as in J Press and other brands' boutiques within the high-end department stores.
I am facing the same decision. I recently bought a pair of flat-front, slightly narrow, pin-cord trousers (on VERY deep discount). I am inclined not to get cuffs. I know cuffs are popular here on all sorts of pants (or that cuff proponents are more vocal); why? Do you all think it visually lengthens the leg? That the additional weight gives a better line to the pant-leg? That the sartorial detail adds elegance?