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They have rules with dealers that they can't ship them to different parts of the world.  They do this as a way to ensure that regional exclusives stay exclusive to each region.  Many companies do this (Alden won't sell shell cordovan Indys on the modified last inside of the US, as they all go to Japan), so it's far from isolated. Your best bet is to set up an ebay alert to get an email anytime they're listed on ebay.  Otherwise, you can either travel there or ask a friend...
That's an anomaly (at least in my swatches).  I own a pair of brown dress boots (lined), and they're fantastic.  Just starting to break through the dark brown to reveal some of the light brown on the toes, and I am really really happy with them.
In truth, part of me regrets selling them.  They sold within 15 min on grailed, so I didn't have any time to change my mind. Oh well, they hadn't been worn in 6 months...they should go to someone who can wear them as often as they deserve to be worn.  It's a beautiful boot. I still have a pair of black IRs (the perfect black boot, imho...and I almost never wear black boots), and the J Crew version of the 877 with a darker pullup leather (potentially Copper Rough and Tough,...
Yeah, I have a sample of British Tan and it's quite a bit darker than this.  I wonder how much color variation they have.  Good idea on asking them to choose the lightest...certainly hope it wouldn't lead to lesser quality in their clicking.
Given I've been wearing only my White's or Nick's for quite some time, it was time to sell my RW Beckmans in chestnut, as they really weren't getting any wear now that I have a solid PacNW boot rotation.  The problem is, I love thir color.  Does anyone have any recommendations as to something that would be close to this color from White's?      
It'll loosen up over time...but if you don't want to wait, I would basically crumple the fabric up, and then release.  Then crumple and release.  Rinse and repeat until you've achieved the desired effect, but similar to raw denim, you may get better fades or more interesting patina if you let the fabric naturally relax from it's stiff state rather than forcing it.
Favorites are likely my Distressed Smooth, purely because of what a tough and resilient leather they are (as can be seen here).  They're also my first pair of White's, and are what immediately convinced me that White's and Nick's are the way to go.  They're basically slippers nowadays, but can still take a beating and protect my feet and ankles when I need them to do so.  I spent 2 weeks in Europe last month, and even though I walked 10-20 miles per day, I didn't get a...
My Dress Brown BHs came in a while ago, and I haven't had a chance to take any photos until recently...so I figured I'd post a few family photos here.   Album   9" White's in Dress Brown, #8 CXL, Distressed Smooth, and my 6" Nick's in Dark Olive CXL.
Buy them.  Not going to get a whole lot cheaper, and the winter isn't going to slow down.  Better to be wearing them now than spending time looking and not wearing them just to save $10-20, imho.
Nope...that's just natural/clear with a lot of wear.
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