Sorry to bring this old thread up, but seeing that's its winter now, I'm in the hunt for a pair of TALL boots that I can walk over 2 foot mounds of snow and wear to the office with a button down shirt and khakis. I really like the looks of the cole haan's, but I know how everyone here feels about CH. The J&M's don't look bad either. Of course, the classic altama's might work well too. Can anyone else recommend some quality choices?