While Carmina's hatch grain looked sorely disappointing to me, I have to vouch for the scotch grain; I have those black grain bal boots that Epaulet did for 2 runs last year, and the texture and quality are phenomenal.
They're not lasted, but they are noticeably firmer and fuller compared to woodlore epics. Whether or not they're worth 5x the cost is up to you. I've only ever bought mine while buying shoes, but for buying the trees alone, in the US, Steve at gentlemensfootwear.com would probably be your best bet. Leatherfoot has similar pricing, but higher shipping.
You weren't kidding! A quick search led me to these driving gloves of theirs. Killer! So what's the deal with July/August? Will you be stopping by their shop? I'd definitely be interested in a few of the more exotic options.