I never owned this pair, but I did proxy a pair for a friend in Brazil who loved Florsheim shoes. These looked decent enough. With a coupon, we got them for less than $60. If you can't or just don't want to spend a $150 for a pair of AEs I would suggest a pair of Florsheim shoes like the Lexington. Tips: Vintage NOS(New Old Stock) Made in USA Florsheim Imperial shoes can be had on ebay for less than $150.