This comment reminds me of Martin Guitars, the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of exemplary acoustic guitars. In the 1970s, the company started branching out into other instruments (electric guitars, drum kits, etc.) and the quality of the core product suffered. Martin recognized this, dumped the other product lines, and stuck with what it does best: making the highest-quality acoustic guitars.It seemed that a few years ago, Bills product line expanded massively- jackets, shoes, sweaters. The focus was really away from pants.
It sounds like problems began for Bills Khakis began when they expanded beyond khakis.