It's good to know there's still life in this old thread yet!
(Good luck, by the way, naturally)
Last time I called him he said his trip to Los Angeles is just around the corner...and that he preferred to give me a fitting before he delivered the trousers to ensure his workmanship is better reflected in a finished and fitted product....that was back in May
I can't wear trousers with internal buttonholes that are other than hand-stitched and internal buttons that are other than horn. Anything else would constitute vulgarity unfit for my testes, which I keep sartorially swathed at all times.