Back to Meermin for a moment, I love the way they've done some of their half-rubber soles featured on the tumblr. I think I'll send them an email to see if they've got any captoe boots using that style or if not I'll look into a MTO option. I've been looking for a refine wet weather boot for some time. I received my new Howard Yount pants this week, as mentioned previously they're his new cut and are made in america instead of the USA. I've got a pretty strong suspicion that they're made in the same workshop that Epaulet use. The new cut is great, if you find the italian pants a bit slim and too low rise then the new ones should work perfectly for you. They also have a massive unfinished inseam so I'm hopeful I might be able to get a cuff put on for the first time ever!