I wear almost exclusively patch pockets nowadays, on both SC's and suits. I'm a casual guy though, so YMMV.
Edit. Btw, the jacket I've ordered from Luxire is a patch pocket and will be made in the same fabric as my last pants, to be worn as a suit.
I think the leg opening looks great for the look he's going for, but I agree with MF about the thighs. There seems to be a bit of straining. It might have something to do with the pose. It's a great outfit though!