Yes they are indeed comfortable and very versatile if your wardrobe consists of odd trousers and dress shirts. Haha I gotta be careful! Any update on your AE purchase progress? I recall you were trying to find Cliftons in your size from the Shoe Bank. From what I have heard the Elgin fits a half size large. So maybe that is why you are finding them a tad long. Maybe post pictures of you wearing them as well so people can evaluate the fit. Those look nice, especially for the price.