also, i don't believe the choice has anything to do with the shoes. it's more of a personal choice.
Well, perhaps there is no "rule" but surely you will acknowledge a particular pair of shoes might look best with one or the other style of pants. And, if that is the case, wouldn't one's personal choice be based on what looks best?
Well, my philosophy (partially) regarding dress pants in Florida is as follows: most people are way too causally dressed in Florida (yes, I understand the logic behind this, as I write this post, it is 88 degrees Fahrenheit outside and 66% humidity, in other words, it feels like 97 degrees outside here in Boca), but taking that into consideration, I like cuffs because they make pants look ever more dress-up than straight-hemmed pants. Plus, I like the way cuffs look; straight-hemmed pants are missing that touch of difference, of elegance that a straight-hemmed pant cannot provide. You may feel different, but to each his own.