I, too, would just wear a belt in this case. However, not long ago I had a fairly expensive suit tailored that was badly damaged in the process, right in the middle of the calf of the pantleg. It was about a dime sized tear and in two directions. I had the fabric rewoven and now you can't see it at all. I wouldn't bother with these pants, if I were you, but a talented reweaver can do such a phenomenal job you would never notice this in a million years.