So I really, really like these Alden's from J.Crew:
I don't know exactly what it is. I think it's the fact that the heel sticks out a bit, and it looks a little short than AE offerings. Too bad I can't justify $667 for it.
I have a pair and love them. Just be forewarned that the pic you posted somehow shows the boot to be sleeker than it really is. The toe box is not as flat or as low as in the pic. It's a bit higher or a bit more bulbous, although I don't mean that in a bad way. Check the Alden thread for some irl pics.