I like plain toe shoes a lot. I just think it's one of those things you like or you don't. Some find them boring, others find them classy and versatile. I would definitely wear shell burgundy Leeds with a suit, but again, this is subjective. Some on here would never do this.
Navy Carlyle is off the table for at least a few months. Not sure I can really afford to drop $600 on shoes, but we'll see by the time February comes (assuming the trunk show does happen). Better pray that cordovan isn't in too limited supply.