Just received my Amber Harness Iron Rangers from Revolve ($196). They are great! Actually, it the best pair of boots that I've owned — I know they are nothing special, but if you saw what is sold here (in Russia), you would probably poke your eyes out.
I've put two coats of Obenauf's on them (with heating) first thing, and they darkened as expected, but not too much, actually they were quite dark out of the box, darker than on most of the pictures I've seen. Good thing is that the pull-up effect is still there, and the leather becomes of beautiful amber colour on the creases.
I usually wear 9, but IR in 9 were too wide in the shaft and my heels slipped, so I got 8.5. They fit nice, but are a tad narrow (which was a surpise, because I have medium-to-narrow feet). I think they will stretch — they are already much more comfotable after only two days of wear. However, they are still tough as wood, and I am expecting that blood will be spilled by the end of the evening.
The boots look surprisingly slim, and, in my opinion go quite well with my fitted black Levi's 501's (13" leg opening).
I am considering to change the laces for leather ones — do you think it's a good idea? What are other good lace variants for IRs? Waxed cord, probably?