I just got off the phone with the Wings and Horns show room - who distribute W+H for the US. They said that there will be no W+H boots made in brown. They said a small batch was made as a trial run, but brown was "too expensive to produce". So it's only black. Which is why i haven't been able to find brown.
So the questions:
1) Should i buy the W+H service boot in black even though i really wanted a brown boot? Is it pointless to have a black boot? I've come to think that brown is just all around better - but maybe i'm mistaken.
2) I'm after the look in the photo - a traditional lace-up 'work boot'. Any recommendations? If so, provide a link or store name? I haven't been able to find any Guidi or Augusta that look like these, and CCP is no more from what i understand.