A pair of summer whites
The progress hasn't always been smooth. I originally finished the trousers early in August, but after I wore it a couple of times it became obvious that the waist still had a tendency to sag, so I partially disassembled the waistband, moved the button to reduce the waist by about an inch, and added a pair of snaps to help keep the waistband in shape against the stresses of movement and the trousers' own weight. The result is what you see above--no more sagging, and greater freedom of movement since now I can be sure that the trousers' crotch will sit right up against my own crotch rather than hanging something like an inch below.
An unusual feature I experimented with was pockets made out of the garment fabric rather than a lighter material. On one hand, I wanted sturdier pockets that would stand up to a great deal of abuse, while on the other I felt a bit lazy about having to cut facings and affix them to a different pocketing material. This is what it ended up like prior to sewing up the side-seams:
I have to admit that the result is a bit bulky but I've been able to prevent the pocket seams from "printing" on the outer fabric by putting a little bit more care into the pressing. No complaints on that front.
Oh, and did I mention that it's completely hand-sewn? Complete with a number of bloodstains that would be barely noticeable unless one knew where to look for them -- and I certainly know, having made them myself!