Just to clarify... if you were to make a comparison, what American or English brand would the RM Williams Chelseas be comparable to solely in terms of construction? AE? C&J handgrade? EG? I ask because your guide seems to say AE, but other posts seem to say almost EG or Lobb. Otherwise, kangaroo leather is intriguing. I will stick to my original assertion and say AE. They are better at making boots than C&J - it is their specialty after all. To say they are on par with EG or JL would be a gross exaggeration. I own enough EGs and a pair of JLs amongst other things to know that. I just think that RMW has enough of its own highly distinctive character plus the great comfort factor that makes them worthwhile having even if you have tried other high end footwear.