Before this, the last pair of pants I made was in February of 2012. I wore those as my work pants and generally everywhere else. When they started fading and getting holes in them I decided it was time to make another pair that was more presentable and save those for work. For a while I've been wanting to try out various ideas on a pair of trousers. These included a high enough waistline to fit under vests, a fall front opening, snaps on the side of the leg, suspenders, etc.
So this is one big experiment and for the most part it worked out flawlessly. One bad decision I made was cutting the back yoke on the bias. This was to give more flexibility to the pants when I sit down and move. It functioned perfectly well but it also caused the back to be a saggy bag when I wasn't sitting and pulling it taut. So I put a second layer over the yoke that was cut with the grain and did some fancy topstitching details to hold it firmly.
One thing about trousers that are high waisted and/or have suspenders is that they're different from what I've worn my whole life, so my back and waist isn't used to the garment and I do get tired out from wearing them for a while... so I may just save these for formal occasions and make another pair of pants in the near future. I will say, after having worn them in warm weather, the snaps below the knees are good for ventilation when unfastened.
100% cotton denim with solid brass hardware and leather suspenders with brass clips and heavy duty elastic.