Re. Pudey quality. Have no hesitation on Purdey quality. Their 325 last in dark brown is standing up well. Can recommend it without qualification.
Hey CTBrummie ! Your Pickering : a Coniston - but not as we now know it. This was the shade they were produced in some ten years ago. A great shade.
Couple of extra pairs of eyelets, too - so it's more of a 'high leg' boot than the Coniston, which is what I prefer.
I think the shade is the rather unappealing-sounding 'beige country calf' in C&J's sample book.