Agree totally with above posts - I always tailor my Walts down to a 7 3/4 inch leg opening and the rise is perfect. So a smaller leg opening would be great.
The rivet chino's lower rise is the deal breaker for me personally.
Quick sizing question before the madness starts tomorrow - sizing of Valstar down filled parka (if it even is on sale)? Take your normal suit size or size down? I am 6'2, 180 and wear a size 40 suit. I was thinking the 50 would work for me but just wanted to check. I won't be wearing over a suit or blazer and would want a slimmer look, so happy to size down if needed. Luckily both are available in the navy for the time being.
I think a bunch of us are on a plaza whiskey shortwing boot (but with commando sole) pre-order that I put together with Epaulet. It is my dream boot as well but we are pushing 3 years and there is no end in sight. So I wouldn't hold your breath.