Last night I collected my shoes from various places--the office, mudroom, work bag. I kind of shocked myself when I counted and realized I have 18 pairs of Aldens. Last time I actually counted it was 11. Oops!
SWB - brass REV D
SWB - Halleck FLAT...
I always figured that beyond simple rarity, a defining characteristic of "unicorn" is that it is something you'd never part with. Or maybe difficult to acquire = unicorn anddifficult to acquire x personal preference = grail.
I'll agree that the style choice is yours alone. IMO the brass is a great touch on the right shoe. If you want a workmanship reference, I can say Mack did an excellent job. Optioned the brass but left the edges alone: