Originally Posted by wallateer
Do those boots usually sell for lower than this this
($206) or is this pretty average price for it?
Got them from Charles Tyrwhitt - someone might be able to give you the link to the 50% off for 1st time customers sale that is usually going on. I got them for about $140 shipped. I warn you, though, that they look very boring when they come in the mail, and to get them looking like that took a bit of work (including a small amount of experience with antiquing). I stripped them with acetone, polished them with various colors of polish, did a Sysdoc-style wetshine to the toes and heels, trimmed down the front edge of the welt to give a slightly squared look to the toes, heel dressed the welts and sole, etc. Then after some wear I cleaned them up and used navy shoe cream in the creases on the instep, and marine cordovan polish on the parts that needed touching up. The result of all that is what you see.
When I got them, they also had some quality issues ("gunk" stuck to various parts of the upper and welt), but I was tired of waiting to wear them, so I just lived with it.
Also, their sizing is off on the site - I ordered a "US 11" which they convert to UK10.5 and it was probably almost/about a half size large. I would recommend sizing down a half size, or if you're unsure between two sizes, going with the smaller.