Meh, I'm very young and very slim, and it just takes a certain GTH air to pull off pleated pants -- if they're well-fitting pleated pants. I have a pair of forward-pleated sage green cords that taper dramatically to a fairly slim leg opening, and they look alright. That being said, I generally prefer flat fronts.
Moves: The moleskin they sell in drug stores to cut pads out of for corns and bunions is a cousin of the stuff the pants are made out of -- I don't want to say the exact same, since I'm not too familiar with real moleskin trousers myself, but it certainly seems similar. I think the foot-pad kind is a bit thicker.