Been on a slight boot spree lately, wanted to alter my footwear wardrobe from pointy shoes to more practical, but better made, trad. boots:
Tricker's Stow in espresso calf leather and Tricker's Grasmere in black scotch grain leather.
Both Goodyear welted (360 degree), double-veg. tanned-midsole with Commando outsole, top grain veg. tanned leather for upper & inner lining.
Both are traditionally styled (& constructed) English country boots.
The contours of the Grasmere are a bit more chunky, and I bought them for work.
The Stow with all the brogueing and pinking is an English classic, more of a weekend boot.
I did some DIY modifications by sanding and oiling/waxing the the edges of the leather mid-soles & heelstacks.
With my girlfriend's calfskin boots:
Tricker's and a handful of other traditional shoe makers differ from modern footwear producers in that they hand-make or bench-make all their products using very traditional methods (hand cutting, hand lasting, various welted constructions) and real leather (properly tanned leather, Tricker's mostly using vegetable tanned leathers from Italy, as opposed to the thinner chrome-tanned leathers on 'modern' men's footwear.)
The upper will look better with age (won't peel to a blue corium like most), and the sole unit is easy to replace because of the welted construction (could last decades if cared for!)