I have exactly this same boot that has exactly the same tongue shift in only one boot. I am looking forward to seeing any suggestions. I realized the problem when my leg was getting rubbed raw because of the tongue shift.
yes, Epaulet did offer that and it did go into production; it is in production as we speak. Obviously this is purely a matter of taste, but personally, I prefer the lower shaft of the wingtip boot posted by JL. .
With Alden, "whiskey" is one the colors of its cordovan leather - horse ass - shoes. A durable, great-looking, easy-to-maintain leather. "Burnished tan" is one of the colors used for Alden calf leather -cowhide- shoes.