I snagged a pair of these for $40 on eBay. They're my first pair of selvedge jeans, so I really can't compare them to anything in terms of quality. The feel and sturdiness of the fabric is definitely superior to that of my 501s. It manages to be similar in weight while feeling thinner. The fit is only slightly slimmer up on top than the 501, but it goes down nice and slim, so when I cuff them, they're about half as wide as my 501s. Pretty ok for a first post I...