follow-up: I sent this back. It didn't look good over anything, and worn by itself it had much too big of a neck opening to look good on me (and/or I do not have the collarbone and upper body to pull this off).
Well, no. I don't know what the popular consensus might be but I think I'm pretty set on the gum sole, if I'm going to be a part of it at least. Margiela did a white/red makeup last year and I didn't really care for it:
Cool, I need to start doing that. They finally have some stores in/around LA. I haven't gone to one yet bc online is still easier but given the alterations (I too need the 34" inseam taken down to 32"), it's probably time to start going in person or at least taking stuff there rather than paying my tailor.