Alright, I'm sold on gunmetal museum combat boots. A little help from the Vass thread made the decision for me. I've got some Dayton Service Boots on the way, but I think these are different enough to justify.
I'm smack between an 8 and 8.5...should I err on the small side or the large side?
Ditto. I went with an 11.5 based on the sizing recommendations for the previous combat boot. I'm an 11 in a Barrie and a 10.5 UK in Carmina soller.