I am biased towards the Clifton as I have them in burgundy and really like them. I'm wearing them today, here is a picture with brown Howard Yount trousers and brown Pantherella socks:
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Wow, those are indeed in pretty good condition for $30!!
My Cliftons are still my favorite AEs out of my three pairs as well. I have them in Walnut, the last is probably the most comfortable out of all the AEs I've tried.