I'm really getting used to individual knee/shin armor coupled with padded D30 padded hip underwear, slip it on before the ride (or put the knee armor outside) and wear any pants I want. At least I know it will stay in place when it counts.
I'll probably do the same with upper body protection, get stand alone elbow/shoulder and back protection this way I can wear whatever jacket I want.
I hate riding down the road with the feeling all my built in armor just isn't going to be in the right place when I need it.
DL-650 Gone but not forgotten