Just had a look at these in Aldo's Neal Street branch, as well as a bunch of Grensons a few doors down in the Natural Shoe Store.
I have to say that the manufacturing standard of the Mr B's looked surprisingly good. The sole work (albeit Blake stitched rather than Goodyear welted) appeared more refined than on the Grenson boots.
However, as mentioned above, I found the leather was somewhat lacking; being pretty thin, somewhat stiff and with too much of a 'painted on' feel to the factory-applied antiquing (especially on the Grey version).
They're a decent deal at the price though (was GBP £115, now increased to £125), although the Grenson Sharp/Fred selling for around 50% more are, I think, worth the premium.
Edited by nightic - 11/16/11 at 5:50am