Originally Posted by Sherlockian
511s only feel tight after wearing bigger cuts for years. Mine are now the roomiest jeans I own, and I bought them TTS, rigid indigo. They were pretty tight at the waist when new, and stiff as cardboard, but have stretched and softened out nicely with wear. I've got 15.75" calves (but skinny ankles), but even at the widest part there is room to move freely. Compared to Ande Whall Grifters, they're like MC Hammer loon pants.
So they only feel tight compared to pants that aren't as tight?
I wear a 30x30 and have a 20" calf. They may be roomy for you, but for those of us with muscle it's a little different.