Firefox - for what it's worth, I went with the Bourbon strands as my first AE purchase and I think they are just a little more versatile than the Walnut as they are darker. The bourbon might just be right for you.
I only have the strands and a pair of Merlot PA's right now, so my next shoe will probably be a black one, although I'm holding out hope for some capuccino shell McAllisters to drop in the near future.
An interesting idea. But I still think that there may be a little too much broguing for my tastes, at least at this point in time in my sartorial life.
I quite like the looks of the Kenilworth and Flatiron. I probably prefer the Kenilworth, as I like the plain toe, and I also like the fact that it's the same last as the Park Avenues (which seem to fit me pretty well). Perhaps Kenilworth in bourbon...
I'm curious how the bourbon colour compares to chili. Obviously, the chili is a little redder. But in terms of shade, do the bourbons look a little darker overall?