AE is my current go-to brand b/c
- they are crazy affordable on sale (under $200 per pair) and imo super value-for-$$$
- they might look like shit next to a C&J but they look better than 95% of what others are wearing. My black park avenues are still my go-to shoes for any important functions/events after 3 years of use.
Maybe meermin might come close, although i'm not in the market for new shoes right now. My next might be shoes from a local cobbler: http://edetal.sg/?post_type=product
Prices in SGD, so im guessing USD 250 or so with shippng.
also can anyone answer my previous q?
For affordable ties, Lands' End (with discount) are good.