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 I actually don't find the dress leather to be very thick, less thick than CXL or oil tan for example, but I think to line or not to line is fine, just a preference for more or less substantialness. Seems  hard to find pics of black dress with much wear.  Here is one with at least a bit of wear:  And here on the left is brown dress, looking very dark, with some good wear. This was one of the first pics I saw of White's and I still love this particular boot: 
   Right on, just came across some pics of the Crust CXL in natural light, and I think it might well be our substitute leather for the Millwright boot.  It seems to have a nice slightly matte finish, very much like the version of Icy Mocha CXL in the inspiration boot pics.  It is a bit lighter of course, but by all accounts will darken up quickly.  Check it out:  More info and pics here:https://viberg.com/blogs/journal/service-boot-crust-chromexcel @Bobbo316 @meso @Steel28...
   Thinking of a replacement for the Icy Mocha CXL, how would you two (@dekalog @Akeem) describe the thickness and texture of the "Vintage Mocha"?  Does it seem like a thicker, workboot style leather, or more of a causal leather? For those interested in the (killer awesome) Millwright boot, what do you think about leathers:  Vintage mocha (pending report); Natural CXL; "Crust" CXL (I have no idea what that means, but they now have it on the site); or maybe just good old...
Thanks to @vettemike for the 310 extravaganza above.  Looks like a couple of those have lowered heels even.  It may be that Viberg will not do that this time around, but perhaps they will. After all, they once seemed clear about never doing 5-eyelets and have come around on that.  So, @Fok I wonder if you could check at some point to see if the lowered heel is possible, and whether Icy Mocha CXL is available.  If so, then all the elements of the Millwright Boot are in...
 Wondering that too -- I always thought it was just the same as stitched-down, but maybe there is something more to it..?
So, to take stock, with regard to the Millwright Boot, is the following correct?:   Definitely in, for the boot as originally described (pending confirmation of Icy Mocha CXL and brogue vs non-brogue captoe to be voted on):   @linafelt @meso @Bobbo316 @Steel28 @bry2000   Maybe in:   @BHK666 @NYDRH @ShootThePier (if Natural CXL..?)   Does this look right for now?  Anyone want to switch up from "maybe" to "right on"?  Anyone want to get on board that hasn't...
It is for me I am afraid. I have to say that I am not currently in the market for a pair of boots. I am actually pretty well set. But I won't pass up the opportunity to get a pair of my dream boots, which is what The Millwright represents. Nothing fancy of course, but that's the point. It is basically the platonic ideal of "workboot." And even if not especially creative, it's not something you'll find anywhere else. And it's the epitome to me of "Viberg."
I know it seems like a minor thing, but it does make a difference in feel and slightly in looks I think. I wore the standard 310 heel for a while and always felt like I was teetering a bit. I know some others have said that as well about Viberg's and White's taller heels. Some I know don't feel the higher heel, but for those of us that do it makes a difference. Also, gives a more standard heel look.
 I know Notre Shop used Icy Mocha not long ago in a build at least. I have an email somewhere -- either from Jason Viberg or Morgan -- saying that they checked and 1/8" would work.
 Pretty sure that Icy Mocha is back...? Also, I checked with Viberg in the past, and they definitely said that they could lower the heel on a 310 by 1/8" without affecting the balance.  (Any more than that would be an issue...)  I am assuming that's still true.
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