I bought a few pairs of Howard Yount pants a few months ago, and have been wearing one of the three regularly. The others I've worn a few times each, just because they're a bit too slim for me right now. I had the pair that I've worn probably 20-ish times on the back of a chair in my office, and just walked in a minute ago and noticed that there's a large hole in the crotch. That made me a bit curious, and I checked the crotch of another pair that I've worn no more than five times. It's pilling like crazy and is about to wear through. I've uploaded some pictures below. The first two are of a pair of charcoal flannels (made in USA); the second is a brushed twill (made in Italy). I was extremely impressed and happy with the quality of the pants, but now I'm just wondering what's happened. Is it possible that my 40R (standard drop frame) is a pants-killer? Has anyone else experienced this or similar issues? I'm wondering what I should do.