EDIT - solution in the replies and finished trousers in a comment below.
Hi people - no linen at the fabric shop today so I bought a roll end of chalk stripe - and now I have a question.
Should I lay out as in the first photo with the stripe parallel to the center of the lower leg OR 2nd photo with the stripe parallel [ish] to the side seam? Center leg seems obvious but this will lead to severe VVVVVV’s at the side seam. so Im tempted to go for side seam... Advice?