Over the last six months I’ve switched to wearing straighter trousers. I wear my Fullcount 1108 more than my Signet x Fullcount 1109PH even though the former is two sizes larger. Lately my favourite pair of trousers is the Buzz Rickson Original Spec Chino (photo above). The higher rise and straighter leg is more comfortable to wear and looks more flattering.
The problem with most ready to wear trousers (jeans included) is that they sit on the hips and tapers straight from the thigh all the way to the leg opening. For most men this results in a mushroom top and hugs the legs too closely. Unflattering for those not in their best shape.
Contrast this to a trouser that has a straighter and better cut. The trouser sits on the natural waist hiding the fact that I am slightly heavier than I should be. The cut widens a bit from the hips towards the knees then tapers down the leg. This feature hides my large calves and mildly bowed legs.
Straighter trousers aren’t for everyone but those who wear it will have a flattering silhouette and a more masculine look.