Continental, or western, pockets are cut nearly parallel to the waistband. More common (and less casual) on-seam pockets run along the outer seams with a vertical or diagonal cut.
Though generally informal, flat-fronted trousers also happen to be favored for suits by traditional men's shop tailors.
Jeans or fashion-forward pants may be more narrow at the ankles than suit pants.
Casual pants often have one besom pocket, usually with a button-flap closure.
Cuffs are usually 1 1/2"
wide – no less
On casual trousers they are softer, less constructed, and can either be non-rol with expandable sidetabs or have hook enclosures.
A piece of fabric in the inside part of the waistband. Holds the shirt in place.
Normally, trousers with expandable waists do not have belt loops.
Pleats can be "reverse" (folded inside) or "forward" (folded outside). Reverse pleats create a slender appearance – unless the pants are too tight, in which case the bulging pleats can actually make you look heavier.
Cuffed pants should break slightly on the shoe.