I've been browsing online a bit, looking at lace-up boots, and I can't seem to find anything between the price range of Aldens/Trickers (around 500-600) and Lobbs, Crispins, etc. which are all well over 1000. Is there anything a little nice than those first two, but still under 1000? Also, is there a thread someplace with a big list of quality shoe/boot brands? Seems like something that one of you would have made a while ago, but my search returned nothing. Thanks.