After lurking here for a while, I think it may now be time to dive in with a question. I am on the lookout for a good quality pair of chukka boots, with goodyear welted soles. However, like many on here, I am quite demanding! I want these to last forever (with re-soling) so I am looking for plain calf-type leather (not textured, burnished, suede) in dark brown (not tan). Obviously, they also have to look good! Current candidates are: Barker's Atwood, ~Â£175, not really dark enough (see here) Grenson Chertsey, ~Â£250, right colour, not totally sure about style (see here) Oliver Sweeney, Portland, Â£195, look a bit less smart (see here) I would appreciate any comments on these candidates, and any other suggestions. I am based in the UK (London) if it matters at all. Thanks!