Lasttye...About the pictures you put up of your Allen Edmonds and the Aldens,everyone will have their own preference for shoe shapes but to me the Aldens are too round in the toe and I like the Allen Edmonds shape better,all my opinion others will disagree. I thought that the Ralph Lauren brogues were a good shape too.
Some brogues have smaller/finer brogueing ( is that the word ?) than others in IMO that's fine with trousers,but if you are wearing jeans I think that the thicker pattern looks better.
I wonder what other people think about commando soles on brogues ?,I saw some Allen Edmonds with them and they looked good IMO, ( these are not the same as commando boot soles ).