I talked to my pops about this because it really pissed me off. He says it is "avoidance of Ebay fees" because he essentially had a reserve without paying the reserve listing fee. He should be reported by the person who won the boots and then was denied them. Just say'n, it sucks!
You should teach your dad how to post on SF. I think 90% of your post are words from your dad or pictures of shoes your dad is flipping on eBay, which is kinda weird.
As a huge fan of the covert coat, this is an amazing deal! Maybe it is because I was in the Marines and I like that "uniform" look of my dress blues, but the look of the covert coat has that "look" to it that is just so cool. Someone needs to kop this.
And speaking of covert coats, I found this one yesterday that is made of cashmere, which is not the usual covert coat material, but is quite nice. Not a big fan of the flap closure chest pocket, but all of the other details are spot on.