I am moving to England, to Devon, and am considering my first English country boot purchase. I'm drawn to the Loake Bedale, and, if I can afford it, C&J Islay. I have several pairs of Grenson country brogues which I like quite a lot, but several people have told me that style-wise, it is best to avoid chunky boots if you are below 5'10 or so. I am 5'8.
I realize that this is a silly gauge, but for years I've been wearing clothes that don't quite fit, and I don't want to get an expensive boot that makes me look goofy or unbalanced to others. So I thought I'd ask the advice of the style pros here with a bit more experience.
Might any of you post pics of your (English or other) country boots and let me know your height, build, and what you think about shorter chaps wearing such boots?
Thank you very much your feedback and pics.