Alb and cincture vs soutane and surplice for servers can be a highly contentious issue at some parishes. I’ll be upfront. I much prefer alb and cincture for the acolytes and thurifer IF the albs are apparelled and the cincture matches the colour of the day.
Onto surplices. I hate mountains of lace. It drives me nuts when wearing it and it’s really rare to find a nice pattern. They tear easily, rarely match and are just icky in general.
These surplices are quite nice.
But these are the types I despise especially on altar boys. (They don't look too bad on the episcopate classes when they want to play dress-ups!)
I also don’t mind gothic surplices. Usually left to the choir now-a-days, they give you a monastic feel and are generally quite comfortable with their wide and long sleeves and ample folds.
So lets leave lace to ladies underwear and the 1950s!
Side note 2: Ever seen a modern day priest wear one of these? They are okay if they have a cassock underneath. The priest I served for unfortunately only had black trousers!!