No butt pleats, I'm afraid. First fitting went well - The back rise was lowered so that the trousers, although slim, could fall in a straight line in the back. I'm impressed with the finishing work done on the inside as well. After the back rise, seat and thigh adjustments are made, I come back again for the second fitting to check to see if any other tweaks are necessary, and then choose details, e.g. pocket styles, button closures, & etc.