Wholecuts are indeed superlative pieces of art if you wear them well.....less is more
Some of my personal tips on W/C's:
1) Try to get a snug fit as it's only 1 piece leather so they will stretch more and it fill up most of the vamp (avoid stretches)..
2) I personally like them in darker colours (not black) as the creases around the vamp is less pronounced.
3) Because it's a 1 piece - play around with different colour laces for contrast.
The Alex from C&J's is my personal favourite...it has the edge over all the other w/c's I have seen
from Lobb to Loakes and Corthay to Crispin.......