I have defeated the aformentioned nemesis and got hold of the boots. Yes!
Since my Steampunk persona is a Captain of the Kaiserliches Zeppelinkorps from the Kingdom of Württemberg, I am most happy to now be in the owner of this belt buckle:
Unfortunately, right now I have no belt to go with it, although I thought I had.
Never fear, thanks to the ætherweb and Ebay, where I purchased the beltbuckle, I have already ordered the belt to go with it. My Steampunk uniform is finally getting some neat accessories.