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 I wondered about that too. Almost all the builds you see on the Asian sites can be made-to-order. Sometimes there are leathers that only seem to appear in Asia – so there may be (this is purely speculation!) some exceptions or exclusives to specific dealers. But then I guess there are always some leathers that aren't officially listed – and also leathers that are listed but currently not available. But basically most anything can be done.  White's US website looks like it...
 Did you also look at the Japanese pricing? Including tax, these are around 940$ in JP . Makes ordering from Germany look almost cheap...
An unlined Smokejumper in one of the standard oil-tan leathers will be around 430$. Add around 30$ for Chromexcel leather, 60$ for French Calf, several hundred $ for one of the exotics, and so on and so forth. But it starts around 430$.   8 inch is one of the standard heights, so on all models where it is available (almost all models except the Semi-Dress and obviously the Oxford) it will be the same price as, say, a six or ten inch boot. Price depends on model, build...
^ thank you for the pics, that's very helpful!
The oxfords are really nice, sumo. Could you do a few more pics – possibly including a top-down view? I'm really curious about how the swing last looks from various perspectives. Also, what size are they?  Thanks in advance.
 Brown (or black) Chromexcel should give you that look. From what I saw on Bakers website, the Nomad Engineers are also available in Chromexcel, which is anilin dyed on the surface so the leather edges and points of wear will appear in a light, natural colour. Additionally, CXL will show "pull up" (a fully reversible lightening of the surface colour in areas where the leather is stretched or creased) so it will have a beautiful depth and liveliness from day one, even...
If you want something dark with reddish hues and the ability to tale a good shine then you could also consider Black Cherry Water Buffalo:
This thread needs some pics. For lack of any new boots (looking for a job so don't want to spend too much on boots right now), here's my good old Farmer-Ranchers. The militant look is not how I typically wear them;-) But I had to mow my lawn and walk a lot through knee-high grass, where there's a lot of ticks this year. Farmer Rancher in brown oil tan aka brown smooth, Vibram 700, 8" height, standard heel, soft toe, size 12.5D
Not an E width myself, but I found that Rancourt's Acadia last runs very, very wide. Rancourts typically fit me very well in a D width, but with that last I was completely lost in my usual 13D. I ended up with a 12D and still have plenty of width (but sadly not enough length...). Even though labeled D, this feels much more like an E width from my perspective. This is also consistent with Rancourt's description of the Acadia last as "a fuller fit and larger toe perfect for...
Very cool boot - kick zombies in style! From the first picture you posted above (the frontal view) the toe box almost looked like a swing last to me – in a good way. I guess that the many layers of material around the toe (2x celastic, bullhide cap, lining + the CXL vamp) add up to give the front of the boot more perceived volume. 
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