I just purchased my second pair of side zip pants in a week -- I'd never tried this style of pant on before and I am finding them very flattering and sort of stylish.
I'm trying to figure out why they seem look good on. Maybe the lack of a fly on my (rounded) stomach just makes it all a bit flatter? Or maybe somehow these pants hide that I'm wide from front to back (side view)? Now of course there is likely a trade off -- likely something like my backside looks a mile wide but since I don't look at that often I'm not going to worry about it lol.
Have you ever tried side zip pants? Did they work for you?