Just got my second pair of AEs, Finch in size 10.5 EEE. Fits like a glove on my weird feet (Morton's neuroma + molded ortho soles).
You can say a lot about the very casual style, but that just reflects how I'll use them. I just won't put on a pair of Crockett & Jones oxfords for taking the kids to the park.
The AE line up where I live is very poor, mainly due to the price point (Park Avenue retails at $ 630), so I'm stuck with trial and error when it comes to lasts and sizes. Dead on so far...
$630 for park avenue? The only place Ive see that kind of pricing is at Rustan's in the Philippines and even then, I dont think its that high. But yeah I feel you on trial and error with regards to sizing as I also am at a location where there is no AE. What I did was order 2nd hand shoes on lasts that Im interested in off ebay to check the fit. Some have been keepers while some are for posting back. I find that its the cheaper way to go about trial and error, and you find some gems along the way too.