I don't know about the fit, but the fabric is very different. It may be harder to tell with the navy colour online, but if you look up the slub cotton blazer/pants in sand, you can see that it's a textured/slightly wrinkled fabric.
^Yeah, but I was too lazy to retake it...
I opted for no snaps because I never used them on my previous MDR, and they would just make clicking sounds when I walked. The lapels look a little naked now, will get used to it.
I live and work in the downtown core, but it's starting to get too warm for leathers.