After seeing Magnoli's version of the coat and learning that it's made of waxed cotton and not leather like I had thought, I'm feeling rather tempted to try cosplaying him in the future, at least assuming I like the movie and the character. Waxed cotton will be much easier to sew with, although I'll still have to learn to work with faux fur/shearling.
some new pics out.... you can get a glance of the boots. Attached is the link as well. Not sure if this will help much on the 8" vs 6" style of boots.In the pic of Gosling sitting, his pants are riding up and they do look rather tall. Reviews on Amazon aren't that great... most say they fall apart after heavy use, even the positive reviews aren't great. That's sad, nice looking boots.