I used to be really serious about this issue, about the plurality of pants. But I've finally grown to accept it. People have been doing this for ages, back when called it "pantaloons." But you know what? Those people back then were even stupider than we are today. We're a bunch of war-mongering zombies but at least those people were classy about it. It's one item. When you go to the mall and buy a pant, it says QTY: 1 on your receipt.