@An Acute Style How'd you like Montreal?
It's great. I've been two or three times prior to this. I was only there for a day. We went to the biodome at Olympic Park and Old town. I regret not getting to go to Schwartz for a smoked meat sandwich.
Thank you! I think that the reason that both suede and grain work well with cords is that they're textured. I've been struggling to work out what shoes went well with cords.
The important thing, to my taste, is to also have some contrast in the shoes and the trousers so I would think that a snuff suede pair of boots would work better here than dark brown.
So, texture for both trousers and shoes but contrast in the colours feels right to me.
I think something with texture would be nice to balance the lack of contrast. I recently had @Shirtmaven make me a popover in white seersucker that I think would be great. I don't have a great image of it.