Speaking of Italian Cowboys above, I finally got to wear and break in a pair of well-made Spanish riding/cowboy boots yesterday. I got them last spring from Yoox
at a seriously reduced price (I had first ordered them at a minor $ reduction and decided they weren't worth the $$; but later when the bottom fell out, I reordered them, unreturnable, for about $85). Really like the rich darker brown finish...and rubber sole inset permits use on my motorcycle.
They are comfortable and well made, though they grab me in different spots than American boots (I like their narrower heel, but forefoot is going to take some break-in for full width comfort). The brand is (Calzados) Alvarez, and I include the label. Note placement of pulls to the rear; kinda like that effect, but they are roomy enough across my high instep that I don't have to Y&S--yank and stomp. Anyone ever run across them??