I have 10+ pairs each of AE, Alden, Carmina, and Rancourt (Blake-stitched, not handsewn). All of them have their own places in my collection. If I'm wearing a suit, I'm probably wearing Carminas . . . chinos and a button-down or polo, probably AE . . . sportcoat and slacks, probably Alden. As for the Rancourts, I just like them.
(God forbid I ever develop a taste for EG and its like.)