They all have looked great. Wish I had mine. I did really like the walnut and burgundy make ups. I think my favorite though was the bourbon with extra burnishing, but that is also the make up of mine I am waiting for. They all looked great. I think AE made a mistake by only offering this as a rough boot, they should have made this part of their regular line in the make up styles as we have all done (burgundy, walnut and bourbon). It really is a great looking boot.
Great point. They should take advantage of these MTOs and just copy the designs.
Plus, the boot is on the 2 last, which to me is a more elegant, dressier look, because it narrow. Also the reason why I can't wear it..
Plus (my ramblings here): AE seems to make some odd design choices at times. They seem strangely drawn to some wackier designs and miss a lot of solid basics, IMO. It's been discussed here how men's wardrobe basics have not been covered well by AE in the past. The Carlyle plain toe, for example, was a long time coming. A good, basic, unadorned plain toe or captoe boot for less rugged (i.e.: office casual or even slacks/jacket wear) is missing. Why can we only get the brogued offerings? Then they bring out the perfect boot, it seems, but in a rugged style. The MTOs show how great this boot could be. Of course, I'd like it on a last like the 5 rather than the 2, but that's another issue.