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I just got a beautiful Sartorio Partenopea charcoal suit for $700 off ebay. I passed up one in super 150's for $1000 in favor of spending the extra $300 on a new pair of shoes.

The suit will be my primary one (phasing out old brooks ease) and is for business. I wear it probably 4-8 days a month. My only pair of dress shoes currently is a pair of black wingtips from Johnston and Murphey. These will be phased out eventually but for now I want to get a really nice pair of brown lace ups preferably Italian or English. I'm hoping to find some online.

I'm going for the full Neapolitan look with tapered legs with cuff and minimal break. Like this:

http://img141.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=61356072.jpg

So whatever they are, they are going to be quite visible and need to be able to stand up to the suit.

Any suggestions?

I'm thinking these would look pretty good with charcoal but im worried about finding a belt in this shade of brown and honestly might want something lighter shade for more color contrast:

http://cgi.ebay.com/a-testoni-New-59...item56393a095d

Anyone know anything about these or other yoox brands? Fabi etc?

http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/POLLIN.../sr_shoesmen80
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Kenneth Cole "hedge funds" are all the rage these days for Neapolitan suits.

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Going for some classic Santoni brown lace ups never hurt. Also look into the Philip lace up by Churchs.
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Going for some classic Santoni brown lace ups never hurt. Also look into the Philip lace up by Churchs.

But what about the hedge funds?
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Kenneth Cole "hedge funds" are all the rage these days for Neapolitan suits.


All the rage with whom?
Those shoes are perfect for Mens Wearhouse attire.
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Kenneth Cole "hedge funds" are all the rage these days for Neapolitan suits.


Yeah. I heard that some stores wont even let you near Kiton/Isaia/Borrelli without shoes like that...... And the ones that do make you wear them when you try on their stuff.
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I'm going for the full Neapolitan look with tapered legs with cuff and minimal break. Like this:
You want your shoes to have narrow toes as well. Santoni Fette Mano or Crockett Jones shoes will be a good start.
post #8 of 13
Chunky Aldens. No joke.
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Chunky Aldens. No joke.

+1. I think longwings would look awesome with a real Neopolitan-y suit. Especially Foo's OneShoe take on them. I woulod also second those wo voted for something by Santoni. I think a medium-heft double monk like the Santoni Jadwin would be about perfect.
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+1. I think longwings would look awesome with a real Neopolitan-y suit. Especially Foo's OneShoe take on them. I woulod also second those wo voted for something by Santoni. I think a medium-heft double monk like the Santoni Jadwin would be about perfect.

So you don't like the Hedge fund?
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So you don't like the Hedge fund?

Your hedge fund joke is old (and not funny).
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Chunky Aldens. No joke.

+1 - Neapolitans love chunky shoes with their tight trousers
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Your hedge fund joke is old (and not funny).

Joke? I wear these daily and have never gotten anything but compliments on them.

Do you have better "Neapolitan" shoes?
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