After lo these many years, I've finally found the perfect jeans. Levi's 513. A slim, clean fit without being skinny jeans. An adult look without being Mom jeans. I would consider them a reasonable, mid-priced jean - less expensive than a designer brand, more expensive than a store brand. They come in a lot of different colors - with corresponding differences in the fabric - but they aren't festooned with overdone stitching. None of the colors have the sort of heavy denim you'd find in 501's, but then again, that makes them cooler and more comfortable. Which is a particular virtue in Houston. I wish I'd discovered them a long time ago.