Thanks for the input! Any reason you say the bolded? Are they really that much lower on the quality totem pole?
Yeah, I know what you're thinking. Honestly I feel like I need to keep black plain oxfords sort of by default, but I'd really rather have a pair of brown wingtips, with Strands being the next best alternative. I wear dress shoes to work 5 days a week (and they'll be worn sometimes on weekends with jeans or chinos, which is another plus for the Strands), but I rarely if ever need to wear a black suit. They [black cap-toes] are just very convenient to have around and I don't have a single pair.
If I return the mags, I might just swap the Park Aves anyways and pick up a cheap pair of rubber soled black cap toes as a backup shoe/for wet days.
Instead of brown wingtips I'd recommend the McAllisters in Merlot. IMO the best color choices to begin with would be,
PA - Black
FA - Brown
McAllister - Merlot
Strand - Walnut