Maurizi's dont get much love here, but you are talking to a crowd here who are dying devoters to the like of C&J, John Lobb, Aldens and Allen Edmonds. Almost all of these are VERY conservative shoes, mostly rounded and look a bit "bulky" save for a few.
I've picked up a pair of tan Maurizi oxford wingtips for about 120 dollars on Myhabit last year after a 30% off coupon and they are definitely a great deal for that price. Compared to my Fratelli and Ferragamo I agree that the leather appears to be a bit thinner, and overall the shoe is bit lighter thought at the same time it wears pretty comfortably. It is full grain leather and is much better than the plastic Mezlans which I wear rarely. For less than $200 I would say they are a great choice. Not sure if you want to pay close to $300 as there are other options to choose from.