Ah. Getting into made to order is a different value proposition: only available in the higher grade, plus MTO charge = 125% price increase, for which your options are boundless. I wouldn't put three or four of your five eggs into Meermin's basket. Maybe try one or two on different lasts and see what works for you rather than diving in and buying four.
Ok, the black captoe goes as do the loafers. I'm in no rush to acquire black captoes, as I own PA's in half a size too big for now, AND I rarely wear anything THAT formal. That leaves the following 3 pairs on my "To KOP soon" list. 2 meermins in 2 different lasts, and the HY:
These are the ones I feel the best about, and I think they work with my formality range. Further objections?