LOL. Your post reminds me of my similar reaction, wearing a pair of $5200 Alligator western boots. I couldn't bring myself to wear them out if there was any chance of rain in the forecast. Now how much sense does that make....alligator boots that couldn't get wet. Please note that the Paul Bond Boot manufacturer never told me they couldn't get wet, but rather that was just my very own version of applied nutty logic. I eventually ended up selling those boots for $400. I guess I'm just not cut out for $boots in that price range.In £10,000 bespoke Riding Boots one must be careful.
LOL. Isn't anal retention, in the sense of being obsessive about the proper way to do things, the very point of being British?Pictorial proof that our friends on the other side of the pond, and their beasts, can appear/seem a bit anal retentive at times! We Yanks would just slop through that little puddle. LOL.