I have a burgundy austerity brogue (first group buy MTO with Meermin) and the colour is really nice. Though this will not stop me lusting for plum museum calf; I saw it in person yesterday and I'm even more excited to get both pairs (adelaide and single monk) for this group buy
I think this is one issue I would raise with Pepe;hopefully it can be improved for the next round. However, it seems that there are concerns on the brogueing on the toe cap. I will speak with Pepe and raise these concerns with him if we do indeed go forward with the G&G design My only issue with the Carmina design is that for lasts such as Olfe, it will look really elongated and a bit funny when it is a plain toe. But that is just my personal opinion on it.
I think that the example of Meermin's suede adelaide above would be great for the plum museum calf. With the brown museum calf, the broguing highlights the quality of the leather, rather than obscuring it, and I particularly like how I think that heel counter would look in plum. The finishing on the cap on the brown museum calf could be better (as could some of the other finishing), but that's what you get at this price, and from any distance at all, the issues aren't really noticeable. I also think that going with a pattern with which Meermin is familiar should help. Just my $0.02.
I agree with this
Laufer, thats such a shame