I have a pair of APC NS that I like a lot in terms of quality and construction. They are exactly the amount of nice-ness I want. However, the rise is a little too low for my body type, and I would prefer something that fits more like a pair of 501s.
Please recommend me something that is at the level of price and quality as the APCs, but with the 501-ish fit (most importantly higher rise than the NS)
The Weird Guy fits nothing like a 501, it's way too tapered, and IME, has even a slightly lower rise than the NS.
I would recommend looking at the APC Rescues. You get the same quality and construction as the NS, but a higher rise and a straight leg like on the 501s.