Hey all! Well, despite literally decades of going out dancing in jeans, since I always found vintage-style apparel too stuffy and constricting for dance, I've found a look I really like and want to start wearing that will make me look sharper, allow me to move better, and just all in all has me very, very, very excited! The unknown component for me is the pants. Despite knowing a bit about WWII uniforms, men's shoes from this era, overall men's vintage suit designs, women's apparel, and the like, I don't know much about menswear in general. I know I want pants that read right, but I'm not sure if I want them tapered, looser ala the Oxford style (which I suppose was more late 20s-early 30s), etc. For reference, Connie Wydell in this clip is more or less wearing what I think I want (he's the guy doing collegiate shag- left arm way up in the air): More close I think are the ones worn by Wally Albright here from 0:14-0:16: (For all I know these are quite different and I'm comparing apples to oranges!) I was looking for your help on two fronts: 1. Any good primers or sources you can point me to to get me up to speed on general types of pants in the late 30s to wartime 40s? 2. Purveyors? Now this is key- I explicitly do *not* want real vintage for a number of reasons. If I can get something that's made close enough, that will certainly work. I don't even need authentic styles of fabric (in fact I kind of want to eschew them based on the weight I've experienced with vintage pants in the past. The lighter and airier, the better! (Think of the intended use. ) And if they're affordable on account of not being perfect down to the button (like Dickie's serving as a stand in for WWII khaki), that would be fine for me for now. I am happy to spend, but probably after I know what's what, and cheaper would probably be better for me now as I get started. Help me with all this? Thanks so much all!!!