As previously mentioned, I'm going to order a pair of Bayfield as MTO this week. I don't want to spend money on shell at the moment so I'm thinking of just going with the standard options as the boot came when it was originally made. Anyone have other ideas on what you might change? I would primarily use these in non-work situations although on the really crummy New England winter days I would probably wear them to work with a business casual outfit.
I was Googling and something caught my eye. When you guys talk about the welt color versus the sole edge, is this what you're talking about? I like the natural color on top and the brown on the edge. How do you think this would look on a pair of brown CXL Bayfield? Since the boot below is brown CXL I imagine it would look just like that. I think I also like those flat laces.
Edit: With flat laces - http://selvedgeforum.com/forum/index.php?topic=3417.0
Edit (again): One more question... I'm an 8E on the 1 last. Do you all wear the same in this boot considering the Poron insole?
I ordered standard makeup Bayfields MTO so I could get a 10.5 left and 10 right. They arrived with round laces but one boot was missing the midsole. When they returned from AE with the midsole installed they both had flat laces. I don't like how the flat laces twist and fold through the hooks so AE sent me the round ones and now I have both although for now I'm using the round ones. Loving the boots and break in has been pretty painless due to the soft cxl.