Looking for jeans a little slimmer than APC NS. <USD300, please? I'd go with kmw 1980 ($270), RRL slim ($210), Simon Milller ($190), or APC petit standard ($155). I was looking for the same thing as you, because I found the new standard a tad loose. I'm leaning toward getting the Simon Millers. I'd avoid the new cures if you have any kind of calves. They were way too tight for me.