would light brown transparent be just a shade lighter than the dark brown stock edge? I have also thought of going with merlot or burgundy calf and independence lining. My wife doesn't like burgundy, but she doesn't mind the merlot because it looks a little bit more brown.
The other issue with going MTO is that I'm not sure about fifth street sizing. According to the fellow at my local AE store that helped me, I'm a 10D on the brannock but since I have high arches he put me at 10E for the 5 last. I have no idea what that means for my size in the fifth street. I'm assuming I would be a 10E in that as well?
If I did go MTO, and the size was wrong... could they be returned like any other pair?
I'm also a 10D, but I went with 10E for all 5 last styles, including the fifth street.