does urban outfitters stock these in store? i tried the "find in store" but it says nothing within 100 miles, seems hard to believe. there's tons of UO around here, but don't feel like driving around looking for them.
one piece of advice is if you do obenauf and/or oil them, make sure to make the boots not sticky, as the dust/micro particles will get in the leather and cause microtears and speed up the cracking process.
^ ceramics friend:
have her set up a linked in account , listing her company and her skills. have her connect with a few friends and set up a "network" there. eventually a name will pop up that might help her.
some of these replies cant be serious.
i'll vouch for the alden and loafers recs. not sure if cp sneakers are "for going out", depends on the setting i guess.
walk-over makes nice suede bucks from what i hear. of course if money's no object, i'd get alden instead of those.
rancourt also makes nice "casual" shoes.