Look what I found: Crotch gussets in J.'s high end hiking pants. These are made by Royal Robbins:
What an ingenious idea! Now I think every man should have them, at least in their active wear!
Don't you think it would increase the comfort while not decreasing the style?
For example, in the Kwik Sew shorts I made for J. Perfect Fit. Absolutely perfect. But, wouldn't a crotch gusset make them more comfortable for outdoor activities?
They also make women's jeans - but I'm not so impressed with those. . .
Now other bloggers and messages boards have considered the idea of crotch gussets. Fashion incubator in particular has wonderful tutorial (and great pictures of when you should add gussets (I hesitate to say it - "male camel toe").
Fashion Incubator's Article on Crotch Gussets
Here is what I think is the best tutorial on Gussets - it is for underarm gussets but can easily be adapted to the crotches (similar concept of expansion):
Tutorial on Gussets
This is what I would use - I'd like to do a series of tutorials but have not gotten around to perfect execution to actually think through the learning steps for new tutorials.
I am going to add the gussets when I make J.'s next page of cargo pants/shorts - I've added a link below to the pants. And, I will do a gusset tutorial at that time!
I finally bought some rivets from Tandy Leather and Jeans Button and will do a cleanup post next! What am I working on - an elastic self-drafted A line skirt.