Welcome to the Forum WellrounDred. You seem to Like capitalizing random words when it is Unnecessary. Regardless, I'm Glad you like your AE shoes. I Too am like you in that I am in my 20s (though I am in my Early 20s) and just discovering the Awesomeness of Allen Edmonds. I Currently have two pairs: black Park Avenues and brown Fifth Avenues. You choice of Walnut Strands as a first purchase is interesting. Though certainly Nice shoes, most go with something more conservative in a darker brown and with less brogueing. For a truly "well rounded" (albeit minimal) shoe collection, consider acquiring a basic black captoe (Park Avenue) and a dark brown oxford for your next purchases.
Wear in good health, and once again welcome to the forum.
P.S. Since you mentioned the numerous methods of lacing shoes, consider straight bar lacing for Balmorals such as your Strands. It's a much cleaner and more elegant look.
Thank you for the lacing suggestion as well collection tips. I have created a wishlist that includes the Park avenue .