I bought these recently and am a little disappointed. It's a good looking pair of trousers but I should have sized down. The waist has a hook-eye closure and zipper but it's also elastic. I normally take a size 14 but I should have taken a size 12 so that my waist would look more cinched. I wish I exchanged it first but tag is ripped off so I'm stuck with them now. Honestly though, I would purchase these again and would recommend it. I would just pick 1 size smaller next time.