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post #1996 of 3851
...these pics capture the scuffing (or streaking) a little better.

They aren't permanent marks. If I rub them a while with my finger (or brush them) they'll disappear.
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post #1997 of 3851
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Originally Posted by JonHecht View Post
How long would it take for me to get them in the US from the time I order them?


If you order them from bootsonline.com it only takes about a week unless you have to get special sizing (narrow, custom made). If the latter is the case, it takes about 4 weeks.

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Originally Posted by IIIrd Icon View Post
RMW has a store on 59thxMadison Av [NYC]. they got some decent inventory. last time i went they got $100 off on Blax.

I went to the store and the price difference between them and ordering them online (for me) was about $150 to $200. I just went to the store, tried on what I wanted and then ordered them online.

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Originally Posted by DECEMBER View Post
What's the best place to order these shoes? Do they ever go on sale?

See above.
post #1998 of 3851
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Originally Posted by DECEMBER View Post
What's the best place to order these shoes? Do they ever go on sale?

See my post just above yours. There is a shop in Ireland offering Yearling Craftsman online for €150 plus delivery. Best deal I could find after a couple of hours of searching online. However I recommend trying them on in a store first.
post #1999 of 3851
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Originally Posted by PipPip View Post
See my post just above yours. There is a shop in Ireland offering Yearling Craftsman online for €150 plus delivery. Best deal I could find after a couple of hours of searching online. However I recommend trying them on in a store first.

This is a very good deal. Have you got an address?
post #2000 of 3851
I was looking at the 'Silt' today. They appeared more grey than chestnut, in terms of the usual RMW chestnut. Trapp describes them well, not a suede as you would usually imagine it, rather a much finer 'nap' if that is the right word (I am no expert). Somewhat distressed and a really nice soft supple leather, not as rigid or polished as the standard leather. I thought they would go nicely with indigo blue jeans.
post #2001 of 3851
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Originally Posted by ferguscan View Post
This is a very good deal. Have you got an address?

http://obrienssaddlery.com/product_i...4dcc7383325135

You need to input the size and colour you want in the "comments" box when you order. They'll then email you back to tell you if they have stock. I found them responsive to deal with.
post #2002 of 3851
I used Sator's sizing instructions (posted earlier in this thread):

AE Park Avenue 9 D --> RMW 8 F

So far, so good. Toe room seems adequate; hardly any heel slip.
post #2003 of 3851
Does anyone order the "forum model" anymore?

On bootsonline.com there is an option for "size type" and gives 5 selections: American, Australian, UK, RMW, and European. What does this mean and how does it affect sizing? And which should I go with.

The Yearling Craftsman offered at O'brien's is the B543?

This is a casual / dress boot correct?


Also, I'm still confused on sizing because the advice I've been getting contradicts the advice given by the OP. Do I size down one, half, or none?

I'm either a 7 1/2 E or an size 8 D in Allen Edmonds.. but the 7 1/2 E fits better.
My feet definitely measure exactly size 8 and full D (on the measurement device)

omg I'm so damn confused. I want a chisel toe casual / dress boot in yearling or kangaroo leather. Why do they have MTO and RTW of the same models? There's way too many choices
post #2004 of 3851
My boots from O'briens arrived today. The left boot shows signs that it has been tried on (a few marks on the sole) and they were packaged terribly (shoe box torn in half put inside one of the shops plastic bags which had my address written on it!!) but they survived the journey from Ireland to France and are fine. They are indeed the B543 in yearling leather. My advice is find a shop to try them on first. I was convinced from this forum that I would need 7.5G as I am normally a 7,5 wide fitting in every other UK shoe brand, when in fact 7.5G turned out to be a bit large and I needed 7G in RMW. I don't think there can a be a firm rule for comparing sizing between RMW boots and shoes as for boots its your ankle and shin as well as your foot length that contributes to fit.
post #2005 of 3851
seems like most people went down half a size though?

I live in the US so trying them on... =[
post #2006 of 3851
Quote:
Originally Posted by DECEMBER View Post
On bootsonline.com there is an option for "size type" and gives 5 selections: American, Australian, UK, RMW, and European. What does this mean and how does it affect sizing? And which should I go with.

The Yearling Craftsman offered at O'brien's is the B543?

This is a casual / dress boot correct?

Australian=UK=RMW, i.e. they are one and the same. Widths are, IMO, tricky. Your best option is to try and get a fitting at a RMW retailer.
The B543 is the classic chisel-toe dress boot. Download RMW's catalogue to see the complete range of leathers. It's a great boot, both for dress and casual wear. I rotate 6 pairs of B543's in different leathers and with different soles.

Cheers
post #2007 of 3851
Can someone tell me why you'd order kangaroo leather over one of the standard types?
post #2008 of 3851
I did have to go down half a size on UK like some others. I've been wearing the boots all day and all I can say is that these are the most comfortable new shoes I have ever worn. I'm wearing them (chestnut craftsman) with a plain navy suit and its "no ties on Fridays" here so they look OK. Not sure I will wear them with my usual pinstripe suits and ties though.
post #2009 of 3851
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Originally Posted by Tez Mulan View Post
Can someone tell me why you'd order kangaroo leather over one of the standard types?

Bounce in your step.

lefty
post #2010 of 3851
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Originally Posted by Tez Mulan View Post
Can someone tell me why you'd order kangaroo leather over one of the standard types?

Because it's one of the strongest leathers in the world.
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