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even the 300 is on the pale side, for biz. IMO Goes well as odd trews tho -  here's Butler's
oh they'r coming back
 not from Italy but AFAIK merchants aren't obliged to charge you only what the carrier charges them. Often include a handling fee.  Maybe Cappelli doesn't e.g. Rubinacci charges > €50 for shipping ties
 i guess it's a matter of taste-  to someone who likes the roll I'd say go PTB or Norweger .   A brogued longwing or captoe will minimize it but IMO the quirky roll is the reason to go cordo in the first place.   Box calf carries a better shine and I think the cordo glow is overrated a little-  I mean, it's different but not better than box.  I know it's supposed to b more water repellent, but i just wouldn't want my shoes to get that wet whatever they're made of.
 kool, def my fav color for suits.  Would u go lighter than 511?  I considered the 546: had trews made up in it, but decided it's too close to a bone white for a full suit. 
 yes.  No more Oxfords in shell for me tho-  IMO inherently a casual leather, it 'beef rolls' on the vamp.  better with PTB's and in shades of red-brown.  I still like these, just don't wear black shoes unless i want a really formal look. .
      thanks guys, they black   +  black  tie, white shirt w/ black pinstripes. someone asked me if the shoes r green once. Mebe it's a property of horse buttocks
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  an important cuff factor is shoe bulk IMO  I have gunboats that look odd if worn with less than a  2.25" cuff, so i have some odd trews done in that width.    For a well-fitted suit with sleek shoes 1.75 - 2" is about rite iMO  I think so too, although in lighter weigh cloths the cuff seems to help with stability (less flapping about the ankle) if not drape.  Makes sense, as HC said, that overall  weight is more imp than cuff in lighter cloths when u think about the...
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