I bent over to pick up a file from a bottom drawer at the office the other day and heard a dreaded sound. I knew I would have to get the seat re-stitched on my pants, but only once I got back into the office and hid myself could I survey the true damage. Not only had the seat seam come apart, but the fabric itself had suffered a massive blowout--probably five inches--orthogonal to the seat seam.
I dashed to the Fair Oaks Mall Macy's and picked up a pair of winterweight dark-gray trousers. The original suit was a dark navy herringbone, so the slacks match the jacket in seasonal texture as well as tonal sobriety.
This is, of course, shenanigan number two of this post: The old saw is that, while one might wear suit pants with a non-matching jacket in a pinch, one ought never do the reverse. A good rule in theory; most men's trousers have less sheen than most men's suit jackets. But when you have a jacket that is already not sheeny and even slightly more casual than, say, a pinstripe suit (due to the herringbone weave) and pants that are more formal (dark gray; fabric with a bit of nub to it), everything is fine, brah.
And they were on sale!