Montreal pant-price index: up sevenfold since 1887
Nowadays you can get a pair of pants for about $24 at Walmart, tax in. In 1887 the price of pants at Kennedy's on 31 St. Lawrence, which was a coupla doors up from Common St. was $3.50 per pair. (That's $1.75 per leg. Glad to be of help. When's lunch? - Chimples). The folks were rockin' the 1887 capri-pants fad though, so you these boys were flashing some crazy skin in these ads, surely a sort of Abercrombie and Fitch ad of the time. So if ever you get popped in that time machine back to the 1880s, you know that Coolopolis told you how to dress for success.