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post #2281 of 3914
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Originally Posted by Trapp View Post
Thanks Tez and Patrick. This thread suddenly became informative again.

Thx - more pics to follow when I complete the collection in a few weeks!!!
post #2282 of 3914
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post
I needed a pair of winter boots, something with a lugged sole and waterproof. I looked hard at another pair of RMW's but in the end, I couldn't pass up the practicality and price of the Blundstones. I went with the original Blundstone 500's in stout brown, a lovely dark, dark, brown.

I think that to an extent is how many Australians see RMs vs Blunnies. To generalise somewhat Blunnies are a workers' /grunge/gardening/casual boot and RMs are the squatters boot. (I don't think RMs make a steel capped safety boot like Blunnies - I may be wrong)

That said, the first time I fell in love with RMs was seeing aboriginal stockmen wearing the cuban heels in South West Queensland.

In another way it can be said also that Blunnies are more Southern Oz and RMs more central /northern. Perhaps Blunnies spread from Tasmania where they were originally made over the sea and Northwards.

It's worth pointing out that in certain sub cultures and other places Blunnies are worn almost as frequently by women and children as by men.

The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

This is the sort of look you still see everyday in the city and country.

post #2283 of 3914
blunnies are a work boot and rm's are considered a dress boot in victoria, not many use rm's as work boots in victoria.
post #2284 of 3914
Right again there FXH, except that I think I might have seen an RM safety boot. In SA we would draw your attention to Rossi Boots whose hiking boots are well regarded here as well as the safety and work boots. their website is worth checking out. the blunnies are all over the place though.
post #2285 of 3914
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

This is the sort of in the city and country.


I didn't mean that Australian men tap dance their way through life - I meant that the way those Tap Dogs are dressed is able to be seen in the suburbs everyday.
post #2286 of 3914
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Originally Posted by LTM View Post
In SA we would draw your attention to Rossi Boots whose hiking boots are well regarded here as well as the safety and work boots. their website is worth checking out. the blunnies are all over the place though.

I didn't mean to diss Rossi.
I just haven't noticed them mentioned here much.

I still have an old pair of brown Rossi Shearers boots. Which I must say look a lot nicer than the ones they sell today. Mine don't have those white soles or white stitching.
post #2287 of 3914
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Originally Posted by LTM View Post
Right again there FXH, except that I think I might have seen an RM safety boot.

Yes you are right .

RM do make a safety boot.

B787 Kelly
Heavy Duty Safety Boot
Price AUS$235
Conforms to the Class 1 AS/NZS 2210.3 standard compliance
Lightweight, high strength Aluminum alloy toecap.
Anti-static
Soft polyurethane microcell midsole gives comfort and support
Oiled leather uppers
Leather lined
Comfort heel sock
Wide toes.
Dark Brown, Black
Sizes 6-13 (US7-14) Wide

Air cushioned shock absorption comfort sole.
Strength, durability and comfort.
Non sparking
Non static
Low temperature conductivity
Light weight
Oil / acid resistant
Rugged and durable.
Nourish with RM Williams Saddle Dressing
post #2288 of 3914
I would like some help on picking up another pair of RMW's. . .I purchased a pair of Craftsman in black yearling from Austrailia Fair in San Francisco. I ordered a 9F, because I wear a 10C in AE shoes that offer the narrower fit. . .but can do with a D on some shoes.

Anyway, I'm looking at getting something a little longer (the RMW's feel a little short) and I probably should have ordered a 9.5, and I'm looking for something like a Edward Green "Smart Round" type toe. . .thus, I'm looking at either a Macquarie or Turnout.

Does anyone have any pictures side by side of the Turnout and Macquarie? What are the basic differences in the boots. I've looked through a number of pages on this thread, and saw that the forum special was a "Turnout", which has a narrow last, but I don't want a straight "round" end. . .I'm looking for something like Edward Green 82 last.

So, Turnout or Macquarie? What's the difference?

Thanks,
Rusty
post #2289 of 3914
I had both - Turnout and Macquarie are very similar - both round toes but Macquarie is perhaps a little slimmer fitting. The toe on the Mac is also more pointed and elongated, although not by much.
post #2290 of 3914
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Originally Posted by fykchang View Post
Sorry, I am not sure where to post this message. I had to return a pair of RM William boots to Steve at Nungar due to size issue for an exchange. However, for the past few months I had not been able to get a response from Steve (he did confirm he had received the boots from me) as to when my exchange will be send out. Has anyone encounter this communication problem with Steve at Nungar? I hope he does not take my boots and not do anything with it - SATOR can you help? Thanks.
After my post about Steve at Nungar not responding to my inquiries, I was able to get his prompt attention and have everything resolved (I also received my boots with proper size).
post #2291 of 3914
Are there any numbers or markings on Williams boots to identify the model?

It seems the only way is to try to compare the boots to photos in the Williams catalogue. This works okay with the recognizable chisel toe models but gets tricky fast with the round toe models.
post #2292 of 3914
I'm curious as to what insoles everyone wears in their boots. Probably varies greatly. I need a replacement pair of the red RM insoles but could just as easily get another type locally. Thanks in advance.
post #2293 of 3914
sorry for another fit question, but regarding the Forum Special on the front page, the sticky says:
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For the kangaroo leather I would only use my Stock Standard Formula (AE PA size minus 0.5 and down two widths).
but just above that it says
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2. The Standard Formula. Order your usual AE PA size - just order exactly the same size number and width letter. For most people if you wear an AE PA size 10D, it means you just need to order a RMW Forum Special size 10D. Easy.
don't these say 2 very different things?
post #2294 of 3914
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post
I think that to an extent is how many Australians see RMs vs Blunnies. To generalise somewhat Blunnies are a workers' /grunge/gardening/casual boot and RMs are the squatters boot. (I don't think RMs make a steel capped safety boot like Blunnies - I may be wrong)

That said, the first time I fell in love with RMs was seeing aboriginal stockmen wearing the cuban heels in South West Queensland.

In another way it can be said also that Blunnies are more Southern Oz and RMs more central /northern. Perhaps Blunnies spread from Tasmania where they were originally made over the sea and Northwards.

It's worth pointing out that in certain sub cultures and other places Blunnies are worn almost as frequently by women and children as by men.

The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

This is the sort of look you still see everyday in the city and country.


Interesting post. Thanks for the info.
post #2295 of 3914
Quote:
Originally Posted by fxh View Post
I think that to an extent is how many Australians see RMs vs Blunnies. To generalise somewhat Blunnies are a workers' /grunge/gardening/casual boot and RMs are the squatters boot. (I don't think RMs make a steel capped safety boot like Blunnies - I may be wrong)

That said, the first time I fell in love with RMs was seeing aboriginal stockmen wearing the cuban heels in South West Queensland.

In another way it can be said also that Blunnies are more Southern Oz and RMs more central /northern. Perhaps Blunnies spread from Tasmania where they were originally made over the sea and Northwards.

It's worth pointing out that in certain sub cultures and other places Blunnies are worn almost as frequently by women and children as by men.

The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

This is the sort of look you still see everyday in the city and country.


Nah - shorts have to be waaay shorter for the full 'Strayan', surely?
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