I wear Ariat boots and Ariat gaiters for everyday riding. Cannot recommend either of them. Although the boots are really comfy, the leather does not come up to a nice shine. The button on the gaiters broke on both of them a few months into their use.
Quality on Ariat has gone down in the last few years... [grrr]
A pair of short leather boots from an Italian company called Fellini and (v.cheap but durable) half chaps from Tredstep. My current pair of boots are due for a replacement (well, could get the zips re-done, but am being lazy), but are coming up to seven years old of hard service, so fair enough.