I wasn't having a dig, mate. There's just a lot more alternatives that are closer (even if most aren't very good).
I usually wear originals or tailored ones so can't really comment on who does the best ones these days - I've not tried any of them.
Sadly, I sold 20-odd pairs of originals ones to a mate last year as they were never gonna fit me again. Was a couple of pairs of Levis in there as well. Much more pressing things to do with my time than sell on ebay and they went to a good home.
Damn that middle age!
Yes... I have a pair of old Sta-Prest-like trousers (actually not 'originals' as the fabric would have decayed by now if they were 100% cotton treated in the 1964 manner). Too small for my oversized waist now, however, although I live in hope that I might loose weight again one day... :) They are razor-sharp, unlike any of the modern repros. Also narrowly-tapered at the ankle (7").
The Brooks Bros Plain Front 'Advantage' Chinos (especially if you get the narrower ones -- not the 'Clark' fit) are pretty close, but they don't hold a crease particularly well. The worst in that respect that I've encountered recently are Farah Vintage 'FaraPress'. Absolute rubbish -- it staggers me that they can describe them as anything with 'press' in the name.
Returning to my original point, however. The current so-called 511 Levis Sta Prest are not bad. Here I believe that '511' is being used as a marketing ploy to signify that they are slim (not skinny) trousers. They are not traditional 5-pocket jeans. They are not cut like 511 jeans (although the waist is similarly low, in keeping with modern trends).
Different colours, different cut, especially at the back and the waist, but they are made of cloth that unlike any of the other modern repros, holds its crease. They are not like the 'Sta Prest' jeans that Levis have made in recent years.
If they were made like the 'originals' (whatever that means in our context -- presumably not the 1964 vintage), I have no doubt that they would be in the Levi's 'Vintage' range and cost upwards of £175.