Ok - I know I'm about to give everyone a laugh, and show just how old-fashioned I am, but wanting to get back into winter hill-walking after too many years of not doing any, I find myself in a quandry.
Those years of not doing much hillwalking and enjoying good living have resulted in all my kit shrinking! And, to my horror, it appears that good, old-fashioned walking breeches can't be got! Indeed, the youngsters in outdoor shops either look at me as though I've emerged from some sort of time warp, or laugh at me for being so ancient.
So - what's the current thinking please? I don't like Ron Hills - and Craghoppers and the like really aren't what I'm looking for. What abouot these - http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/news/article/mps/uan/6174- but what I'm really after is something like those ancient museum pieces I used to wear, with nice tabs just below the knee. With a couple fo pairs of socks, and gaiters, they really were an excellent solution.
My last pair were wool, not itchy, and even wet were nice and warm.
For the record, I DO have some modern gear, even including that new fangled GoreTex stuff, although I notice that my nice wooden shafted ice-axe seems to have become a museum piece - - and no, I don't use a hemp rope - -