No buttons. No zippers. No elastic. Could there be an easier pants pattern? I don't think so! This is Simplicity 4192. Made from a nice khaki linen they are perfect for summer. Cool, breezy and flowing. I made these to pair up with my white linen shirt. They are soooo comfortable and still look classic. I wore the outfit to work today and one of my coworkers asked if I was going to the dojo after work. I told him I had Jedi practice and struck a light saber pose. Made with 100% linen, cut and sewn June 23rd, 2012.