All my pleated pants/shorst are long gone.
Don't get me wrong ... I had heaps of the pleated and cuffed pants when they were fashionable and must admit when the flat front came into vogue I was a bit sceptical but now I have a wardrobe full of them too.
So happy to keep wearing them for a while yet.
But accept it can be frustrating not to be able to get exactly what you want MWD.
Like the split sides too and it would be cool if they were introduced by FJ ... and it could even be a point of difference from some of the other brands out there.