Bought a second pair of RM crafstman. this time in black for wear with a suit. can't wait till they arrive!!! (bought at aussiebushhats $302 shipped).
bought 9G as my chesnut boots in 9F are still too tight. got some large shoe trees into them and they have stretched out a bit. They are OK but after an hour or so of being in them as my feet swell they become tight
DJ's currently sells them for <$250. BTW thanks for all the hotel recommendations. Greatly appreciated.