For those people who have posted kind comments on my post, I thought I should post some photos of a few of my pairs of RM Williams boots. They are also a good indication of the effects of wear on the boots with age. These are a pair of black veal calf boots with custom emu leg on the back of the boots. [IMG]
[/IMG] They are five years old, and show little signs of wear, all things considered. The next pair are dark tan veal calf. These are ten years old and are the "Olympic Boot" produced to commemorate the 2000 Sydney Olympics. [IMG]
[/IMG] You will note that the elastic has become quite loose. I probably should have the elastic replaced next time I have them in for resoling. The boots have creased over the years, but are very comfortable still, and have a decent shine to them. Next, this is a pair of tan nubuck boots I bought ten years ago. [IMG]
[/IMG] I've worn then as smart casuals for many years, and they show the inevitable signs of wear around the toe area that you associate with nubuck leather of this age. I keep them clean with a pencil eraser and then spray them with several layers of scotguard. You will also notice that the elastic is very loose, like the dark tan veal calf boots. The leather is so soft it is unbelievable. Finally, this is a pair of aquamarine nubuck boots custom made for me last year with leather that I had custom dyed by a tannery in Italy.The RM Williams people did a great job producing these.
I made a hash of posting this pic on my original post. The first two boots are 9.5H, whereas the two pairs of nubuck boots are 10G.