Its just about time that I need a new pair of boots. In the past I have settled for the cheaper (<$100)models from Columbia, Redhead, and Hitech. Honestly they have done well, but newer models tend to be less appealing to me. I hate all the synthetic material and all the patchwork sewing that seems to be on most modern footwear. I cant accurately describe how much I hate all the patch work they put on footwear these days! More seams mean more failure points. Anyway, about two years ago, I bought my first pair of "real" work boots. A pair of leather boots from the USA company Chippewa. Hands down, the most comfortable and durable boots I have ever owned. Seeing as how they are my work boots, I decided I would like to replace my everyday/hiking boots with an equally comfortable and high quality boot. Turning back to Chippewa I found that most of the models I like have been removed from their website. I also checked out Redwing and found one or two models that were ok. Beside those two brands, what other companies should I check out? Uses include: around town. hiking and camping. yard work. What I am looking for is: 6" boot. all leather upper. no bright colors. no random/pointless patches of fabric or leather sewn all over the boot. non-insulated. classic heavy vibram sole preferred but any sole with heavy traction should do. made in the USA preferred but wont rule out boots from other reputable sources. $250 or less I think thats all I can come up with at the moment. Thanks in advance for any brand suggestions!