I love my 2013 pairs too. That cut is what I use when I need to get any of my jeans tapered. That cut was perfect for my legs. I still like some of the newer slp washes. Their washes are perfect for my tastes and lately JE has been spot on too. Je better line up for me too. I think the blowout is larger and higher up. From what many of said, slp don't line up for taller people too. In general the slit is too low.