I see from the pages of everyone's favorite outdoor outfitter that convertible trousers (figure 1) remain popular among hikers. However, it dawned on me that the ability to turn a pair of long breeks into shorts does nothing to address two issues- dispelling core body heat and protecting one from the menace of ticks. Therefore I am going to suggest to LL Bean that they sell each pair of convertible trousers with a pair of extra long braces, or suspenders (figure two). The final cooling yet insect free ensemble will resemble figure three, but without the fashion-forward Tin Man accouterments or skintight-edness. Bish bosh, all that's left is the counting of the money.
LL Bean- call me (unless you are still mad about my idea for a Maine rapper/ Hip-hop mascot for your flagship store, LL Bean J. I still maintain "Straight out of Cushing, crazy clamdigger called Bean J" would have had you in like Flynn among the urban set, a la Timberland or Hillfiger).