I feel the same way, except I have a brown cordovan Strand that I wear with suits, even worsted's. Also, the Alden 9015....one of my dressiest. But, Rain last Carmina's trump them for sleekness.
Left to Right:
Brown Cordovan Strand 5 Last-Carmina Short Wing Rain Last-Alden 9015 Hampton Last
That middle Carmina may be calling my name.