I've had good luck with Standard Cloth Skinny Bedford 5 Pockets at Urban Outfitters... they're on sale now for $29. I'm a 36 and they have a 11" rise & 8" leg opening (down to 9" rise / 7" leg, I think, in smaller sizes), so they are on the flattering side of skinny, but not thigh-clingingly tight on me (I'm 6'3, medium build). Fit is pretty much as in the pic, but maybe a little less break at the bottom because I have longer legs. A little more modern than say your j.crew (which I gotta agree with nerazzurrri - I can't stand).
Good as a more casual look, but they also look good matched with a mid range slim fit euro blazer separate, like a Ben Sherman or Ted Baker. I'm not a pleated man myself. Just as a warning they are pretty lightweight twill, but I prefer that because I live in California.