I'm still down for doing an austerity version in dark brown natur marron. Burgundy shell would be be interesting but not quite as much. With Cognac, I just worry about what shade will actually be delivered. If we could definitely get dark cognac, I might be interested in lieu of the dark brown calf.
With Cognac, we can certainly specify a dark brown, especially given that we're probably only making 6-8 of them. Should be no problem. I think that this shoe would be radiant in it.
I think I'd still prefer calf, but if others were interested in dark cognac shell I could be persuaded. For those who don't remember this from many pages back, here's a sample of Carmina's u-tip.
We were talking about doing a version without the punching, so sort of like this Saint Crispins model, but with an Adelaide shape/stitching around the laces and to the heel, like the Carmina model.
Surely dudes understand that this shoe must happen.