True, this sale was epic.
I had a thought. I'm wondering about how people on this thread were introduced to AE shoes, what their first pair was, and how many they have now.
My story is that I bought my first pair of AE off the old sales threads on StyleForum. They are the brown Clintons that I still have. They were brand new, and I think cost me around $100.
I had been a J&M person before then, and I'd unfortunately followed them through their transformation from quality made-in-the-US Goodyear welted shoes to imported glued shoes.
AE got me back on the wagon. I now have 11 pairs, I think:
3 pair AE US Made
5 pair AE Italian made
1 pair AE for RL
1 pair AE for Wolverine
1 pair AE for Rag & Bone
For me, while I like AE, it has also been a gateway to other brands, mostly British (and mostly more expensive). That's why I'm guessing my collection is not as large as a lot of other people here.
i'm in school, been lurking this thread and a few others off and on for a really long time. kind of always knew the JM burgundy loafers i had always worn with suits were a chink in the armor, so interview season over christmas break seemed like the right time to upgrade. i went to an AE store even though my father is a devout alden shell fan (and a cap-toe hater) because my grandfather swears by AE. got myself a pair of PA's.... loved them so much i sprung for a pair of the bb walnut strands during this past sale. that happened fast haha.. couldn't be happier with either pair though.
Edited by sprezzident - 2/20/13 at 5:39am