I wasn't aware that the lining could be changed....good to know, even though I'm not sure if I'll opt for another color.
As far as sole edge colors go, my impression is that natural is the lightest, followed by light brown transparent, followed by chili.....right?
Any reason why you went with one over the other?
And did you go with a wheeled edge?
So I asked Allison about the JR vs. butyl and here's what she said:
The JR Rendendbach outsole is made with a higher grade leather, it’s a little more “heavy duty”. The Double Butyl is our standard double oak leather outsole used on our Calf version of the Leeds, impregnated with oils to help repel moisture. I would not say one is superior to other, it’s based on how you will be wearing the footwear, and person preference. I feel if you are going to invest in the upper being shell cordovan, you are better off going with the Rendenbach outsole.