The juxtaposition of country and city is a common argument used to define something as interesting and stylish, I strongly don't agree with this. If you put on a tie, you're accepting the tradition, so be prepared to be judged for not dressing according to the traditional rules, especially if you only accept part of it.
Regarding the pleated jeans. I've no problem with pleats, actually, I've problem with trousers that have no pleats. However, pleated jeans are just a chimera that should not exist and creasing a jeans is another thing that I've a hard time trying to appreciate. You, probably, will get no love at SW&D too. No need to burn them, just be prepared to get a lot of hate when you post a photograph of them here.