The past years I've bought a couple (Allen Edmonds, Alden), mostly because they've been the "staple" recommendations around here. But truth to be told, when I look at them now, they just look like something a 50-60 year old politicians would wear. Too conservative, shapeless, roomy, round...all of it. They are the sack-suit of shoes. So, which companies offer more sleek lasts and designs? (and before "Why just don't you buy English or Italian shoes...", more options. plain and simple) There has GOT to be some better looking shoes that are on par with AE in terms of quality and price.