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Nice pants. I'm glad for the suggestions because I just bought a very similar pair of NWT wool/linen RLPL blue-label off eBay (~$40).

The seller (sundance-utah) might have some additional pairs---try making him an offer.

For the record, I'm fairly certain that they aren't suit orphans---RL seems to be borrowing designs from the 30's and before, when striped odd trousers were more common.

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Not today. It's only common on trousers from the 1930s I believe. At some point they moved to the inside of the waistband for whatever reason.

I think this changed when vests became uncommon because a vest would cover the outside suspender tabs (though my 30's tuxedo has suspender buttons inside the waist band).