What is the worst pair of AE shoes in your collection? I have some Burgundy Bayfields and some special rough leather Macneils. They're comfortable, but they developed creases in the toe cap area-- so I generally use them as my beater shoes.
The others I have-- Walnut Cliftons, Walnut Shell Daltons (much darker than calf Walnut), Black Mctavishs, and Black Chesters-- are all wonderful, and I'd probably rank them in that order too. I've had those Cliftons for a while, and I always stare at them in admiration. What a great shoe! (Definitely my favorite, and at times, I'm scared to wear them)