Not sure if anyone else notices this...
Over the last few months, I purchased a pair of Ridgeway, McTavish, and McAllister each.
What I noticed is that while all 3 are built on the same last, the Ridgeway actually have a pointier toe profile.
I try to show that in the below pic, but it does not represent what I see IRL.
I notice what you are referencing, but have a strong feeling that the Ridgeway stands out more because the welt is much longer than the other two shoes.
Maybe its just an optical illusion.