Hi Ang! I started lurking here last summer, but registered in the fall. I really thought my time in Burma (Myanmar), which is a slipper culture, had cured me of boot lust. Sigh. No such luck. It’s back with a vengence. Still, I’m way out in the boondocks, so I jones but try to resist. The SuFu shoe thread is probably my all time favorite thread, and has me lusting heavily after shell cordovan boots. The Red Wings are where I think I ought to be, but it’s really the Anniversary Special Editions done for Europe that I most desire. But, once I start considering that price range, I’m back to thinking shell cordovans. Heck, given Red Wings or Indy’s in shell cordovan... Hmmm. Given my denim buying spree, the carpets and custom made furniture, the boot purchases are about to destroy any semblance of budget my wife wishes I’d follow. Then, again, she’s not here. Heh-heh. Anyway, I really appreciate your offer, but I think I save you the hassles. Better I keep jonesing. When I get a trip home to the US late in July or August, I’ll bring my shopping list along. Sadly, Manhattan is no longer on my home leave list. I did spend a year in Manhattan fresh out of grad school. What fun! Now, basically I do D.C., K.C., L.A. and, if I have the time, Honolulu. Sorta a straight line across on my way back thru my home base in Bangkok. It sounds a hell of a lot better than it is, trust me. Too fast with too little time to hang in any of those locations. I think I’m paying off karmic debts. At least I really, really hope I am. Cheers. And, thanks again. Really.