Thanks. No mixing black and brown leathers is a personal rule as well, but color 8 has (to my eye) strong black undertones. None of my current brown belts work at all. I suppose I'll look for a different brown belt.
Just because I know what they aren't doesn't mean I know what they are. It isn't an austerity brogue, nor a half or semi brogue. I guess I'd call it a wingtip without a toe medallion. I don't particularly like them.
^^ I enjoy having a mix or patch and regular flap pocket coats. One way that they are more functional (and this may be why they're featured on Neopolitan style jackets) is that you don't need that part of the coat to be lined if you have patch pockets, so great in warm weather.