It surprises me too. The closest thing I have that I wear with any regularity are a pair of cords that lowish rise. Same here. Have trousers in the works at Steed, and a few from NsM already in my wardrobe. Look forward to comparing notes with you. Read most of the suits section, but haven't gotten past that. I love reading it, but I do most of my reading in coffee shops and in the subway or on planes, and well...anyone who owns that book understands why that's not feasible for this particular tome.