I suppose you might call this a "style blog". Sure, the very term makes me feel a little gross, but that's what this is, right? Usually, such things deal in the moment, in what's new NOW. But I've told you before that being an inveterate cheapskate requires one to disregard any idea of seasonal shopping and be open to that which finds you. Its often the key to successful navigation and acquisition of another man's junk. This means you sometimes buy a straw hat in January or some cavalry twill in August. It's a mild from of schizophrenia, I guess.
This pair found me. I suppose I should be insulted, or something, but Halloween time is often the best time to hit thrift shop gold, if you happen to be foolish enough to dress at all like I do. There are more plaid pants and jackets around in October than all the rest of the year. These were found in the "costume" section. My old Polo pair are cut very narrow in the leg. I loved this when I bought them, but the life of the Father of Two has made that cut,shall we say, a pinch less than flattering. This recent pair, as go-to-hell as they may be, are cut more like a classic pair of khakis.
Trading up in thrfit shopping is almost, almost, un-heard-of, but it does happen...soemtimes.