Originally Posted by Gauss17
That may have been the fashion then, but weren't pleats originally designed to expand when the wearer had a thicker thigh or when the wearer sat down
? That way the pleat expanded and closed when necessary. I may be wrong, but just because something was fashionable once, does not mean that the item was designed for said fashion trend (again it may actually be the case, but this was my understanding).
Pleats predate trousers as we know them, so... no.
Look, I'm not trying to turn this into a discourse on pleats. But no one should be talking about pleats as a bad fashion trend. If you have a problem with pleats it is really a problem with the men wearing them. Take away their pleats and they'd still be poorly dressed.