Man without a doubt the PTB. You will regret it if you don't-- can wear with jeans or dress up. I'm out in Cali too, and no one wears suits with boots that I know around here (though I'm SoCal). Plus if you walk alot, the extra, unneeded weight of the boots will get annoying fast-- Aldens are quite a bit heavier than AEs. You already own a boot and a heavily-brogued balmoral... a nice plain blucher is what you need to add!