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That's pretty funny.  I'd say that anyone who lurks here knows that mentioning Huberd's is good for a laugh.  It's similar to the cop in the Pink Panther movies decades ago when he heard the name, "Cluso"..
It's not a real peacoat but you might want to take a look at Filson's Makinaw Cruisers.  They now make one with a slimmer fit for those that didn't like the boxy fit which was originally designed to layer underneath.  I've had a standard Makinaw for well over 10 years and I love it.  I finally wore the elbows out and had to have some leather "patches" put on them.  I've worn it ALOT for the last 10+ years.  They make other wool coats as well. They aren't a real Peacoat but...
I've got pretty much the same situation as you.  Except for the underheated truck.  That's what I use the CWB's and the SJ's for.  I have a pair of Sorrels but they are a real bitch to get on and a bigger pain to drive with.  Alkso, as you say walking around a lot in them sucks.  Those hunters will work just fine with good wool socks as long as you're not out in the cold stuff for real long periods of time.  The only problem with the tall boots is driving with them until...
I went through the exact same thing with my oil finish CWB's.  I tightened them to get rid of heel slip and suffered.  What I eventually found myself doing was re-tying the boots a few times every day.  Your foot gets bigger as the day goes on.  I never really found just one way to lace/tighten them up.  I just had to keep re-tying them as the day went on.  I did find that if I just laced them without pulling the laces snug until I got above the ankle it helped quite abit...
I'm no where near the shoe/boot aficionado the majority of the people on the this forum are but from what I've read and I've read every post on this forum CXL or the dress leathers sound like what you're looking for. When I can afford it I want a more casual pair myself and one of those two leathers is the way I'll go although I have also read that Bullhide is pretty durable and comfortable as well.  With Bullhide you just have to decide whether that texture is something...
That was my point.  The right tool for the job.  In my case I wear one pair of boots to work.  I may just use them on a dock or I could end up having to hop in a truck and drive 400 miles not knowing what the weather will be and never knowing if I'm going anywhere or not in advance.  I could be headed north, south, east or west.  Therefore, I'm stuck with wearing whatever I'm wearing for a couple of days.  It might just be real cold and it might be very snowy and it might...
I've been thinking the same thing lately.  Coffee every day or a bottle of 5hour energy everyday really adds up.  I make my coffee at home and only use organic now.  The worst thing about buying coffee just anywhere these days is that is flat tastes like shit.   That's why they have those tubs of flavorings next to the coffee everywhere.  To make the crap drinkable. It just isn't worth the 2 bucks.  I've had some so bad lately i jusrt throw it out.
It depends on what you're going to use them for.  I ordered oil finish on mine because I work in them and wanted the toughest leather they had.  If you're just going to use them for the office or casual wear you can get the pansy leathers such as CXL and slick as snot on ice leather soles. I can't wait for the flames from THAT statement.  Just kidding guys.
Thanks for reminding me.  Now I'm sick.  I could afford more than that.
That might be a good idea.  MY CWB's are almost a year old and have been worn a lot so I'm assuming they are just about as broken in as they are going to get.  I ordered them with brown oil finish and had them leather lined.  They are pretty comfy all the way around except for right up around the ankle at the top.  They are STILL quite stiff.  Now, it is possible they will wear in a little more and I don't know what anyone elses experience has been with breaking in the oil...
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