G'day everyone, Here in Australia, good shoe shopping is an expensive affair. (Stacy Adams cost over $200) Since I said, "good shoe shopping", you can imagine how much they must cost I saw a pair of Loake shoes at David Jones (our biggest 'luxury' department store), the Kempton, in tan, for $479 Aud. I like them, but am frankly a cheap bastard, despite having a $100 gift certificate. On eBay, I saw a pair of new Alfred Sargent "George" boots, which are priced at about $148 US. Even with postage, the Sargents are way cheaper, making them my prime choice. This is where your knowledge comes in. From a quality perspective, how do the 2 pairs stack up? Here is some info I obtained on the Loakes: The Loake Kempton is a Chukka Boot in Brown Grain Burnished Calf Leather: Goodyear Welted Leather Soles and Heels Fully Leather Lined, Leather Insoles Last: 026, Fitting: F (Medium Wide) I could not find the same info on the Sargents, I'm sorry to say, but I am including pics for your viewing dis/pleasure. Loake to the left, Sargent to the right. I've searched for comparisons online and on the forum, with little obvious success, so I defer to your opinions, and thank all contributors.