Okay, I love these pants. And. They are NOT pull-on pants. They definitely have two buttons and a zipper at the waist. It was a surprise when I opened them, I was going to return them right away - I was so disappointed. And then I put them on. They're awesome. They fit amazing, they feel so nice, and they just look good. So I'm keeping - just took away one star because it wasn't what I expected.