I got a pair of those gilded age chinos for uber cheap during a Mr Porter sale.
Something about whatever was done to distress them seemed to have also eaten away at the thread.
The crotch seam blew out the second time I put them on. The thread was incredibly weak. I managed to beg my wife to fix it.
They're not tight at all.
holy smokes z, we might be related. i too bought my pair from Mr.P for cheap, I too blew out the crotch but i was a tubby at the time, and I too begged a female - only this time I had to ask the lady and her two other friends not to point and laugh. it already difficult talking to people at bars without them focusing on your insecurities.
i would also like them more with a higher rise. other than that a great pant for the money.
stich, look at all the fun yourre missing out on