Since I've been having such bad luck moving up to a "baller" pair of boots I finally just caved and ordered a pair of F+B's in a dark grey nubuck. Won't post 'em here since they don't make the price cutoff though .
I've also been trying to find a pair of laid-back but high quality shoes that I can wear with jeans, cords, etc. Something half way between a sneaker and a shoe. These look kinda cool IMO. Anyone heard of the brand "Sak" before?