As you may have noticed, AE has a great sale right now. And some of their upscale Independence Line shoes are on sale for less than $300. I've never liked my black oxford wingtips from Wolf and Sheppard, so this may be the time to replace them. (I'm one in, one out on shoes right now).

But I'm wondering if the price bump for the Independence Line is work it. Anybody have them? What do you think?

For example, I can get the Jefferson wingtip for $290 or the MacAllister for $225.

Worth the extra $$$?