I had two pairs of the high tapered. Sold em, but liked them very much. I need a lil stretch in my life now adays, so I also got a pair of 501 CT stretch because they are a very similar cut and a pair of 501 stretch sized down for a bit of a taper. Wow if they made the JB High Tapered with some of the japanese stretch denim that are popping up, that would be epic. At $135 a pair, that's a good value imo.