Yeah, I really like the fabric on those but I'm actually the opposite of you in that I don't like the pocket on the side of the leg. Shame as other than that, they are close to what I was after. However, it wouldn't be the first time where I've seen something that I've initially hated and then as I see it more and more I've changed my mind and picked them up a few months later. I think EG are doing their fatigues in an indigo railroad stripe this season so I'm hoping they might fit the bill.
thanks for posting the link to the pants. i'm sure you guys will attest to this if you've handled them, they look a lot better in person.