Well, I ended up buying those Mezlan ones on Ebay. For $105, I'm willing to get a pair of shoes that can't do double duty. They look nice enough to me, and I must admit that Manton's rules (I know, they aren't YOUR rules, Manton
) was enough to get me to buy some patent leather shoes. These ones actually look pretty nice, because the outsole is not prominent at all. Mezlan fit me pretty well too. In the end, I like the Ferragamo wholecuts, and think they'd go fine with a tuxedo. But $355 is a lot when I could wait a while for a pair just as good or better and get them for a whole lot cheaper (Chris . . . oh, Chris . . . ). Thanks everyone.