i'd be interested in picking up at least one pair of these to test the fit. slimmer in the leg sounds good. i think a half inch reduction in the leg opening would be ideal and not too skinny. i may taper some of my rivets to test this out. i've already tapered all of my walts so they essentially match the rivet fit in the legs. sounds like a perfect product for EPLA. it doesn't get much colder in the bay area, so i have very few winter weight trousers.