Front on boy #1. Peter was thrilled with his new pants until he tried them on. They're uncomfortable in the crotch. I think the fit looks nice, but you can't argue with discomfort. He generally wears elastic waist pants, so I can't tell if there's a problem with the fit or if he's just accustomed to a looser fit.
Back on boy #1.
Front on boy #2. I asked Alex to try them on and, voila, he loves them. Peter is thin and wispy, but Alex is narrower and really solid. The elastic isn't allowing the waistband to lie flat. I don't mind too much about that, but next time maybe I'll try using elastic only in the back.
Back on boy #2.
The pattern is Ottobre 4-2008-28. The fabric is brown/blue corduroy from fabric.com.
He's happy with his new jeans and has already tested them by playing football in the mud with the neighborhood boys...
I'm less happy, though, as the fly front is absolutely, dreadfully wretched. My spirits were lifted a bit when I discovered this Threads video by Sandra Betzina. I will definitely try her method next time.