Best Valued Grainy Leather Boots? (like trickers grasmere, alfred sergeant kelso?) - Page 2
Very limited range of sizes left around though.
They make a nice change from the brogued boots that everyone and his dog is wearing at the moment too.
I was looking at their cordovan but ended up getting an Indy cordovan model instead.
By all accounts they live up to their name and are hard-wearing.
Personally, I'd avoid AS - ordered the Kelso and sent it back. Wasn't happy with the leather quality and the pull tab pulled out as soon as I tried them on.
I had major problems with Tricker's brown zug grain and got rid of my Grasmere boots and Ilkley brogues. They are very overpriced.
The Hoggs Rannoch boot is a lower-end Cheaney boot, though solidly made.
I'm a fan of Mustang leather. See Hoggs Stirling. The leather isn't anything special and it's not meant to be, but you could scramble over rocks in them.
Have a look at this thread
I wanted to post a follow up to let everyone know the Cheaney FS029 are available from their factory. I called this morning and placed an order for a size UK7 which they had in stock. Cost was $195UK with a shipping fee of $35UK to the United States. My experience was great and the gentleman on the phone was very helpful. I'll post pictures once I receive the boots.