psydle - Thanks for the tips on pants! I'm researching now.
bdude - Thanks man! What are your concerns with using a cobbler who hasn't done these types of boots before?
Are there certain things they could do wrong, or just bad craftsmanship? Would anything they do not be fixable by a good cobbler?
I keep going back and forth on whether I want to do them local, or send to Jesse in CA. Local would save me a ton of time and $$, and if the guy does a good job...