Hi folks, speaking from Portugal, here.
Well, about the pleats, i must admit that some fisiques may not be favoured by pleated trousers, which i personally prefer over non-pleated ones.
But on the matter of trousers width "down under", it seems modern stylists are trying to transform modern (i.e. younger) men into giant grasshoppers, with those narrow and, in some cases, realy skinny suit trousers they design nowadays.
What do you say?