Originally Posted by mafoofan
Also, they help pants drape better and are visually pleasing. The added lines break up the expanse of cloth across your pelvis and emphasize vertical length.
I don't disagree with the idea that pleated pants are functionally better, but the aesthetic aspect is entirely subjective. This comes from someone who entirely supports pleats.
Because of the somewhat recent talk on here about pleats, I decided to conduct an experiment. I had two pairs of pants made with the same cloth to the exact same specifications. The only difference is one pair is flat front and the other is pleated (single, forward pleats to be specific). I just received them (benefit of not using Ambrosi). If I remember, I'll try to start a thread with pics of both to let people see what they prefer on me from an aesthetic perspective.