So I assume the level of formality of black shoes goes something like this like this:
- (LEAST) loafer < wingtip < cap toe < plain-toe (MOST)
I also got intrigued by Kent Wang's description on his plaintoe balmoral as "the only shoe that can be worn with both a tuxedo and a conventional suit. Appropriate for black tie, job interviews, funerals, and everyday city wear."
I was curious where then the wholecut shoes like below fall into the rank of black-shoes-formality. Is it somewhere between the cap toe and the plain-toe, or is it even more formal than the latter?
In addition, does such black wholecut also versatile as the plain-toe, which Kent Wang describes as "appropriate for black tie, job interviews, funerals, and everyday city wear"?