I am in love with these pants!! For the record, my son - the one who's actually wearing them loves them too! I love a fine wale corduroy on my little guy and this corduroy is VERY soft and flexible thanks to a little spandex - not that stiff corduroy we all wore in the 70's (maybe I'm dating myself?). The quality of these pants is also superior; the seams are all double stitched, there are no loose strings and they washed up well; no fading and no bleeding. The style is very cute; as you can see it's a little slimmer in the leg. My son is a little on the shorter side, he's not real thin but not chunky either - he'll be seven in a few months so I ordered up and as you can see in the pictures they are a little long but I'm good with that - room to grow is a good thing with kids and the waist was comfortable as well. My son has special needs and because he has no abductor muscles in his hands he can not do buttons. Zippers and snaps can sometimes be a challenge for him so I'm always on the look out for elastic waist pants that he can easily get on and off. I like that these don't look babyish - sometimes elastic waist pants can have that appearance but these work well for a "big boy". I think you can easily dress these pants up (button down and a fun tie or a cute sweater) which we like to do on non-school days or more casual paired with a polo or T-shirt. Lots of options! I love that they are made in the USA - that's always a good thing in my opinion. Price is a little high but if you think about it they run about the same price for a pair of pants at Gymboree which are not made in the USA (although I do wait for sales there). I would definitely purchase more of these pants - I've got my eye on the green for Christmas.