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:
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I like the crust idea. It would be something unique. What's the final spec? All the details in one list.