If you are only going to work on it in the streams it might be good to open up some polls for the most wanted colours etc, then you can just quickly try those untill found something that works, instead of waiting for answer from a delayed chat all the time? Looking super forward to it!
I like the dotty/mudddy part of those boots. Maybe instead of that 'gradient' (is there a different word? I feel pretentious using it) you could make the boots just black with only some darkred dots on the worn out parts of the shoe (there are always specific spots that wear down quickly, like the inside/front of the nose and on the side of the heel). I know a grey-ish would be more logic for worn out markings but I'm not sure that would go well with the outfit theme
that would be a fun outfit, but it might be something that has to be designed from the ground up so would take a while to show up in game (unlike the current outfits that are refits of previous outfits/parts of previous outfits).
Though there are a few pieces IG that would be able to be refit to an outfit from Mandarin or another Chinese culture.