I should probably mention that I am not completely bereft of CT stuff; some person in the UK was eBaying (is that a real verb?) a pair of CT/Loake brogued black calf leather ankle boots. I had ordered a pair from CT almost a year ago but sent them back due to some sudden bills. Now I am getting them again
Obviously I liked them more than I thought.
Reminder: the "Black" range chukka boots do not have leather as nice as the "Calf" range. Distinctly corrected grain but should work well as bad weather, consrvative boots (which is why I am keeping them).