finished all the trousers for later this year, in wool and a crinkly fabric. i like the way they turned out. i wanted them to have a nice flat front because i think that’s the most flattering but with a dropped crotch. the effect is a little like a tuxedo pant if you’ve ever tried those on. i had a pair from the thrift shop ages ago. black wool. i washed and dried them and the fit was perfect. you want the rear to be loose but not too baggy. the bit of elastic in back pulls the lower waist in to the right effect. the ties are a fun touch. there’s a welt pocket in back to fit your i-phone too of course.