Where do I begin with one of the most famous and classic boots of all time? I'm happy to say that these are my third pair going, and my first Made in England pair - I got the cherry red (now called oxblood). And I'm completely happy so far. True, you do begin with a bit of hell as you need to break them in, but that's a trademark quality of, well, quality leather boots. But then, you're rewarded afterwards with not just heaven, but heaven for a lifetime. Two years down the road, the toes have very visible creases already (I'm a very abusive wearer, apparently, and I always tend to tiptoe or bend my feet), but zero signs of deterioration, and the promised heaven of comfort. Not only are they tough and comfortable, they're really handsome and timeless-looking, but with a modern twist, owing to its dark red color rather than the more traditional brown. Unlike many Docs fans out there, I wear mine mostly with the pants down, as I reserve them for rather smarter get-ups (for purely casual, I turn to my Timberland or Caterpillar classic boots), but I have also tried wearing them with skinny jeans either rolled up or tucked in, or with shorts, with equally happy results. My only complaint, which I notice has happened to ALL the 1460s I've owned, is that the laces on the right boot tend to get undone, even with the most proper of lacing. I've remedied this by lacing them non-traditionally - I lace up to just the 6th or 7th eye up, wrap them around the back of the boot, then just do a double knot. Not only is it more secure for me, it's a versatile look I can rock regardless of how I wear them. I did say that these are made in England, which is perceived as being of superior quality to made in China - so far, none of my MIC boots have failed me, so I can't speak about it, though I DO feel the boots are a lot less flimsy. As such, while it's been two years, I expect two and twenty more of long-lasting use - and by then, I'll replace them with yet another pair. Perhaps a black one that time.