I'm heading off to London for a year soon, and I'm subsequently looking for a solid pair of waterproof, leather boots. I don't want anything that is too casual (i.e. not moc toe LL Beans) but nothing to fancy either as I already have a pair of leather sole dress boots (which are a joke in the rain).
Any suggestions? My budget is trying to keep it under 400, preferably closer to 200. I was thinking about a pair of Mark McNairy double monkstraps with a crepe sole, but i don't know anything about his construction quality in shoes.