OK, I went shopping again today. Tried to find a pair of smaller Diesels in the outlet, no luck; will try the proper shop tomorrow. Tried on lots of different Levi cuts: 501 in 30x30 - looked way worse than the current 32" 501s I have. Just BAD. 511 ("slim fit") - unable to find a 30. 28 was just impossible to get over my hips! Would be interested in seeing how this fits me in a 30, given my experience with the 513. 513 ("skinny leg") in 30x34 - I was amazed to fit into them. It was TIGHT, but not scarily so. It actually felt OK. And you know, it didn't look as obscene in the mirror as I thought it would be. The inseam was 34, so there was lots of stacking (that's the right word, yes?), but to my surprise, I almost liked it. I couldn't find any 514 in the store (maybe a US/UK difference?) Mission tomorrow with be to try a different set of shops, and try to find a 511 in 30x30, and also try to exchange the 30x30 Diesel Larkee for a 28x30. If I can't find anything nice, I might try London later in the week, and look for some of the other suggestions being offered. Thanks again! take pictures!