Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.
The quality is great, but the suit itself looks dated and has very short sleeves.
Just curious, do you consider AE to be "good?" It seems like they have a similar reputation here as Rolex does in the watch world; that is that it's a solid brand but is perceived as greater than it is because of exposure.
I find them well-made, but lacking in elegance and comfort. It's purely my own experience, but 2 AE shoes I have owned (on different lasts) both creased in a way that hurt my toe. After my trip to NY wearing a pair of AE I had a bloody callus on my big toe. And the lasts are boring and old man-ish.
which would you cinsider to be more affordable options? this is my first derby and dont want to go crazy if i end up not loving them
What do you guys think about this?
I'm on the flip side. I find my AE's to be quite comfortable. (cork footbed FTW!)
It depends on the foot, which acecow alludes to.
Does anyone know if this looks like the real deal?
B. Brioni is not Brioni
Wow, apparently I fail at reading comprehension. I didn't notice the little b at all.
I don't like the metal buttons on this colour.
AE is the entry level of high end shoes. For most people, it's the most achievable, and thus the best known, luxury shoe. That's where you might get the perception of a greater reputation than is deserved, but the people putting it at the top aren't comparing to Edward Green, Lobbs, and Vass. They're comparing it to Florsheim, J&M, Bostonian, Cole Haan, and whatnot. It's a damn sight better than those, and just a step above in price bracket.
Rolex pretends to be top end, but isn't. AE doesn't do that. Their pitch is that nobody anywhere makes a shoe as good as theirs at the price of theirs. Across a whole line of shoes, that's almost certainly true.
And yes, the cork footbeds are quite comfy. There are several members on here who own shoes of much higher quality who will still say AEs are their most comfortable. While I have very limited experience with shoes above AE, I can at least vouch for the comfort of AEs, even if not in opposition to much nicer shoes.
My ties always end up creased after wearing. Leaving them hung up on the tie rack doesn't do help... the creases seem to stay. I tried hanging them in the bathroom when the shower is running, hoping the steam would help, but it didn't. Any suggestions for getting ties crisp again?
It was something I used to worry about when I first started wearing ties. Basically you just have to not worry about it. The creases should end up in roughly the same area every time you wear the tie so they will never be seen. Just make sure you un-knot them easily and hang them up. If you are really concerned you can send them to tiecrafters in NYC and they can spruce them up, but it is rather expensive, especially if you are only sending one or two. If you go to samhober.com there is some great reading on tie care. Even better, there are some of the finest bespoke ties money can afford.
any idea where i can get scoth/pebble grain longwings under $350?
Sometimes they go on sale on the RL website. Or ebay or the Buying & Selling forums.
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