There are some fantastic deals on ebay right now for HH Brown Congo boots. I personally bought 3 pair as these were the alternative to the Timberland handsewn goretex chukka of my high school years. I've worn one pair for the past 3 years and they have held up great. The goretex version went for like $160 and I bought mine with the 3M Thinsulate technology for $60 then $50 then $40 brand new in the box. I could be wrong but I think they are CXL but definitely are waterproof and good looking boots. Great deal http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3693.m570.l1313&_nkw=hh+brown+congo&_sacat=0
Just discovered this seller today-- appears to have good feedback, and probably the most amazing collection of stuff for sale I've seen in a long time. WOW.
If you're looking for an enjoyable way to spend 15 minutes, scroll thru his list of stuff......based in Italy, it looks like. http://www.ebay.com/sch/caffeteo/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25
This is awesome stuff. Did you see the lot of Galliano stuff he's selling for 32k?