I'm thinking about purchasing a pair of jodphur boots. I've narrowed it down to the Crockett & Jones Cottesmore and the Alfred Sargent Alex. Time is not a factor so having MTO is not an issue. What is making me lean towards the Alex is that it is 400 pounds whereas the Cottesmore is 468 pounds. Specific questions for those that may have these boots: -The Cottesmore is close to handgrade price range but does is it 'handgrage' quality? -Any comment on the quality of leather/construction on the AS Exclusive range? I have 'Premier' line shoes and have been more than happy with them.