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A wholecut shoe
A pair of plain toe shoes
A cap toe shoe

In shoemaking, wholecut shoes are shoes which are made from a single piece of flawless leather with or without a backseam (in contrast to plain toes and cap toes) — in the latter case it is called a seamless wholecut.[1][2] These shoes can be entirely plain and smooth or with tiny perforated decorations. Various types of shoes can be made wholecut, but usually the term refers to classic dress shoes. The absence of decorative features and overall conservative look tend to make wholecuts appropriate for black-tie occasions.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ Nanjappa, Vikram (April 15, 2014). "The Oxford Shoes Guide". Gentleman's Gazette. gentlemansgazette.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  2. ^ Johnston, Robert. "Where to buy whole-cut shoes". GQ Magazine. gq-magazine.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Men's Formal Shoes Guide". Cloggs. cloggs.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2015. Archived 26 January 2015 at archive.today
  4. ^ "Shoe Basics Every Guy Should Know". Soletopia. soletopia.com. September 17, 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. ^ "THE WHOLE-CUT SHOE". The Shoes Snob. theshoesnobblog.com. April 23, 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2015.