Very true - if you all are going for a replica of this recent design, don't let me distract you.
It may be another GMTO altogether, but I was thinking of something close to the following, but with teak or cotto cordovan:
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If forced to choose, I would go with the recent MTO. But they are both really sweet and I would all-in for either. Be great if we could pull this off.