Now, before we get all the hate-mail, we totally know that we are of a certain age (past 30) and are not the demo for American Eagle. But hear us out. Ever since we gave Abercrombie another try, we decided to give the same fair assessment of AE. And, well, while we won’t be sporting some of their clothing, there’s actually a lot left for us that we can pull off. In a word? Jeans. If you haven’t checked out American Eagle in a while, seriously, stop what you’re doing and give them a look. You’re going to become as obsessed as we are.
During the pandemic we sat at home, in our favorite PJ shorts and a tee and never left. We never went anywhere. We just worked. And sat around. Oh, and we ate and drank a ton too. But emerging from that life left us wondering, what in the hell are we supposed to wear?!
Now, full disclosure, we’re still working from home for pretty much ever – so living in comfy joggers, a t-shirt, and/or a hoodie is now our WFH attire. And we’re so good with that. But we’re planning vacations. We’re planning outdoor dinner and drinks. And, well, we have nothing to wear. We always remembered AE having jeans that fit us just right back in the day so we decided to give them another chance to see if they held up against the test of time. Spoiler Alert: They do!
We can honestly say that their jeans (at least for us guys) are some of the most comfortable and flattering we’ve worn. And you know how obsessed we are with our J Crew 484 jeans. So the fact that we put them in the same category really says a lot. The price is actually pretty good, too. On average we see them for about a good $20 less than J Crew and if they’re running a sale (which happens often) you can get them for about $40 less.
Of course, we get it. We’re not supposed to be wearing some of their stuff. We agree that some things are def geared towards teens, but it’s really a personal choice. Jeans, tees, hoodies (without logos) and their swim trunks are really for people of just about any age (in our opinion). So don’t age-shame us. We do enough of that to ourselves.
So, if you’re looking for a new brand/style of jeans, are ready to change things up a bit, and want to find something to wear that’s different than everything you already have in your closet, we def recommend to give American Eagle another look. We’re psyched we did and think you’ll be too. Totally worth it!
The Deal With the Deals:
AE typically has some amazing sales happening right on their site. We can’t say we’ve been inside a store in a bit, but online is where it’s at. And while last year was a bit different (to say the least) their Black Friday sale was still pretty awesome – where you could still save about 40% off some of their most popular items.
Outside of major sales events like that, on average you can save anywhere from 30% – 40% off originally priced items today. They make it easy and list everything out over on their site and break it down by guys and gals. Check out their latest sales here!
To Gift or Not to Gift:
While we love buying stuff for ourselves (selfish), of course, AE has some really great gift ideas for so many people on your list. We’ve broken down our own mini gift guide with some cool ideas and who would really appreciate them:
- The Teen Boy – Go with any of their Tailgate collection – See it here
- The Teenage Girl – Go with their hoodies or sweatshirts – See it here
- The Total Bestie – Go with these super fun games – See it here
The Deal With Promo Codes:
We wish we had better news but, to be clear, no American Eagle doesn’t send out promo code offers or coupons to other third-party websites. We don’t have any offers here either like that. And, TBH, when we researched some of those type of sites we didn’t really see anything that was exclusive (or even worked) – so that was a total bummer.
On the brighter side, however, AE does have some discounts for their customer and even new customers over on their own site. You have to shop direct with them, but we’ve seen (in the past) ways to get 15% off just by signing up for their text messages and they had a really cool 25% off “refer a friend” offer where even your friend got part of the promo discount too!
So, def shop them direct because they’re going to have any new promotions and offers listed directly on their site. Check everything they have out here!
Check out some of the best of American Eagle, including new arrivals, best sellers, and any promo offer happening (so far) in October 2021!