I've found Mezlan to be stylish beyond AE, Hugo Boss and Santoni. It all depends on what your intended purpose is for the shoe. Are you wearing them daily for work, travel, or Sunday church only? I've found Mezlan to be a GREAT special occasion shoe as the comfortability is ever present for the duration. The exotics exude head-turning swagger. Their styling and overall appeal stand head and shoulders above the competition.