Okay, I find myself still in the market for a good pair of slightly-more-than-basic black boots, after a recent order from White's came out mistaken. I may just reorder from White's, but figured I'd float it here to see if anyone else would be on board for a group order of black service boots, more or less as follows:
-- Black, either oil tan, or perhaps CXL (if the latter definitely lined), assuming HH or some better leather is not available.
-- Eight silver silver eyes.
-- Plain cap toe.
-- 2045 last.
-- Dainite or other sole (open to options).
-- Maybe a pull tab.
Not a fancy boot, but a true classic and actually hard to find a good version of it out there. I will include here a pic of my old Viberg HH boots, which I had to sell, and which will give an idea of the final product (though they are on the 110 last, rather than 2045).