Having heard about the long waits with Nick's, I've bought mine RTW through Zuriick....I also took advantage of the nice sales there...up to 40% off...alway free shipping...though no sale at the moment. Unfortunately, one has to be able to make a D width work. Fortunately, I find Nick's D-width snug enough for my feet, which are a bit narrow and low volume. Anyway, the boots from Nick's are great and worth a wait. One just can't believe them when they say 8-12 weeks. I got two pair of White's in 4 weeks. People can argue whether Nick's are better than White's or vice versa, but I've not seen anything super convincing on the topic. Though, other than people not liking the Blake-Rapid construction on Nick's, it is true I haven't ever heard anybody say Nick's were in any way less good than White's, though I've heard the reverse. Also, if one cares about such things, Nick's is a small American-owned company, while White's is owned by Danner-Lacrosse, which is, in turn, owned by ABC Shoemart, which is a large Japanese conglomerate.
As far as workboots, go, one can also consider Viberg's on www.workboot.com. Because they prices are in Canadian dollar, they work out to be a touch less expensive than Nick's or White's, even with shipping. I can assure everybody that my Viberg work boots are at least as good as White's or Nick's. Viberg is still owned by the Canadian Viberg family.
Finally, I want to try some Wesco's. I've not heard anything negative about Wesco's, either. Wesco is still owned and run by the same American family. (Their name is Shoemaker, how appropriate is that?)
Anyway...back to Nick's...I have a pair of Robert-like burgundy casual boots, which are fantastic...I have some low-heel HNW-last 8" unit-lug-sole boots, also great...Most recently, I'm still breaking in some 8" Vibram Christy-soled work boots in tan, with some rough out and dark brown heel counters and back straps, which, not to repeat myself, are quite nice.