The 1955 501's look like the have a closer fit, tighter maybe. They cost 10x as much as regular run of the mill 501's as well. I've now lost 208 pounds and I'm nearly to my goal weight and old jeans sizes of 32 inches. So I'm trying to figure which 501 Jean's to get. I know those here know the answers to all things clothing. I tried on some 501 CT jeans but they are too small in the legs. Couldn't get them over my calfs at all. So they won't work. I've got large legs from years of boxing and weight lifting. 501 jeans do fit but I'm wondering if the 1955 501s are a better fit or just more cauae of the denim etc. Thanks in advance for any input.