Those epaulet chelseas are just a different shape. I don't know if it's fair to compare them to something like CP since me they give off a totally different, more workwear vibe with the rounder toe. If you switched CP chelseas into that @Cotton Dockers fit I don't think it would look anywhere near as good.
I actually prefer the Epaulet chelseas, which have a thicker sole and a more round toe. To me, unless you are wearing super skinny pants, it is hard to make the CP chelseas work, while the Epaulet ones, with boots over them, look like really cool roper boots. I don't love all of Mike's footwear, but I liked those right away, and my pair is worn a lot.