Which brings me to forward pleats. Something I had seen in these pages, but considered thylacine-rare IRL in Oz.. ...until this afternoon, when I saw someone wearing forward pleat trousers as part of a mid-grey suit (own up if it was you - West end of Market St, SYD), which is proof that:
a) they do exist (maybe they're everywhere and I just haven't been paying attention) and
b) it's actually a pretty good look if the tailoring is right.
I know the idea of pleats is anathema to some - along with single-vents, cufflessness, trousers which meet ones (black) shoes - but I like them. I even like double pleats. Maybe I will try out some of these forward facing ones in the future.