Authenticity of style and construction are essential when building a pant or short that will stand the test of time. Especially when such details enhance comfort or just make the garment more real. For example, we are keenly aware that it costs more to construct a waistband in the manner that we deploy, but this seamless shaped appearance allows for a truer fit, with less interruption of intent. We also recognize that knee pleats are another expense and inconvenience in production--it’s far easier to sew something less agreeably detailed--but these little nuances place fullness where the action happens and make our products that much more utilitarian. Why take shortcuts on the type of product that will be the hardest working in your wardrobe.