I live in Portland, OR and I am looking for a stylish walking boot, something i can wear casually, to a club, or to work. I have been looking at the Grenson Sharp/Alfred (alfred is sharp in black, dunno why they changed the name) and the Crockett and Jones Northcote, and i am wondering mostly about wear quality. I know neither of these are Alden Shells, and I am not expecting these to last several decades, just wondering how long will these last, 3 years? 5? 10? and what parts of each shoe will go first? Portland is a cold and rainy climate 9 months out of the year and i am sure this will affect the wear of the boots to some extent. I am also open to suggestions of similarly styled boots within the general price range of these; 200$ is too much to go up if that is any indication of range. I am 21 years old and I am more a fan of British style than American, and I am looking for a boot in black or burgundy. Any advice that you can give would be immensely appreciated.