Around $425. That's about what the lace-to-toe standard HotShots go for, so it was about what I expected since that is what I'd be basing a custom order on.
Andy, great catch! Looks nearly identical to roughout natural cxl.
I am at a real pass at this point to which boots will be my next. One of Nick's new offerings; some 6" White's Bounty Hunters; or Wesco Packers on the MP last.... Maybe I should have an organ sell off and buy all three
You really only need one kidney.
I have to say, the deciding factor for me will probably come down to the welt. The materials used by the standard "big names" mentioned here at Styleforum are all from most of the same suppliers and same quality. I just really love the look of the White's rolled Norwegian welt (or whatever the actual name of it is, I know it's been discussed many times). I think Nick's does a similar welt on some models, and if they will do it on a custom build, I will definitely give Nick's a shot since I don't own anything from them yet.
So, if VermilyeaPelle is reading this, and can come up with a 6" lace-to-toe HotShot with Tan Teton leather and rolled Norwegian welt, he can probably make at least one sale.
PS - I forgot to add, the leather on the boot at the link I posted is both standard smooth side out and rough out of the Tan Teton.