Your forbearance please, gentlemen (and ladies) as I suspect this has been done to death in the depths of a thread but I couldn't find it. My Hairy Bloke is very hard on his trousers. They go, inevitably, at the knees - tear across rather than wear through. He's not that tall, so finding decent trousers that a) don't make him look like a leftover from the old PG Tips ads and b) have got real knees and real pockets intended for people to do real.work whilst wearing, is like finding gold. Your recommendations please for the hardest wearing trousers? (not necessarily.workwear!) EDIT: He's 5'6" with a 36" waist and I'd like him.*not* to look like Tolkien's Gimli (his joke not mine) which is why I ' m looking for more classic styling.