Sounds like a good option to go with my work uniform
The Plaza last doesn't do much for me. The Leydon last is pretty sleek if that's the look you want. I like the Barrie for overall shape and comfort. I have no experience with the Modified or Grant last . . . yet.
8-12 months isn't terrible. Custom knives are worse--I've been waiting since October 2010 for one, and it could be another year or two for all I know. I know guys that have been waiting over four years.
Thanks! Got them 2 wks ago at Alden SF, they had limited sizes at the time, and I'm fairly certain they're sold out. Shoemart, however, has some limited stock in LHS, Wingtip boot and chukka.