What kept me from it? Well, maybe the 5 million other pairs of shoes that I bought (to use my wife's estimate).
They are still there and I am still tempted. Kind of waiting to see if something comes of the Bonafe burgundy bal boot. Particularly with the Carmina cognac shell 973s just arriving, I am more flush with derby boots than bals. But the Nevis is just so freaking awesome.....
That reminds me - this is a porn thread, and I didn't add the Carmina porn here yet:
Haha. My girlfriend has given me the same estimate ever since I bought my third pair. I guess math isn't her strongest subject.
And yes, the Nevis is awesome. Its something with those sweeping lines - almost like the head of an eagle. Very elegant. Are you still set on the CC version, or have I convinced you to go the chestnut way?
Oh, and GREAT boots you have there! As usual.