Having been a devoted 501 wearer for almost 25 years their quality doesn't really satisfie me anymore. Their not really consitent in shape, width and lenght anymore an seem to shrink much more after washing than in previous years. I guess they're not fabricated in the States anymore, but in various other eastern contries which may account for the quality variations. So I began to look for alternatives. Right now my favourite jeans is the Edwin ED 47 rainbow selvage in unwashed dry denim. These are really high quality basic jeans in heavy 14oz cotton in a slightly narrower shape than the 501's. I'm really excited about these. br> What's your jeans of choice?