Ok, since nobody bought them, I am still haunted by this choice:
(1) Pay around $850 for the Frans Boone Plaza Boot (with nearly instant gratification) and either give up my $150 deposit on the Leffot Tankers or else buy them and sell them off when they finally come in 2014.
(2) Wait until 2014 and pay the remaining $600 for the Leffot Tankers, avoiding the issue above, saving money, and having plenty of time to responsibly budget for them.
Problems, problems, problems.
My friend, if you don't mind the hassle of selling off those tankers when the time comes, I would do it to secure those plaza lasted indies. I'm pretty sure that that particular plaza lasted boot in any color shell is my favorite of the Alden boots. All the best...