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post #2521 of 3784
pics of my Roo Chestnut CC. about 7.5 months old. they get worn about 2x a week.


if anything I think the flash accentuates the creasing. I'm very pleased with how little aging they show





post #2522 of 3784
Welcome, Crikey. A friend in S.F. used to go to your store for his vege-mite.
post #2523 of 3784
I have a pair of Comfort Craftsman but I find the heel to be too high for me. Is there a way to slightly shorten the heel without messing up the balance of the shoe?

I wonder if anyone else has found this uncomfortable? Compared to Chukkas and to Blundstones (my other boots) I find the RMW heel a bit too much for lots of walking around.
post #2524 of 3784
Picked up a pair of Comfort Craftsmen Flex today to replace my 7 year old RM's. The only reason I replaced them was due to the old ones always setting the metal detector at the airport off (I fly a lot), and the fibreglass shank of the comfort flex will solve that problem!

Anyway the question, I got some boot polish while I was there, and was given 'Stockmans Boot Polish', which is totally different to my current 'Lustre Polish'. They are both available on the RM website, I was wondering if anyone knows what the difference is? The stockmans polish is really soft and 'watery', you put it on and it sort of evaporates, then you buff to a shine. Nothing like any boot polish I've used before.
post #2525 of 3784
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Originally Posted by HPSOV View Post
Anyway the question, I got some boot polish while I was there, and was given 'Stockmans Boot Polish', which is totally different to my current 'Lustre Polish'. They are both available on the RM website, I was wondering if anyone knows what the difference is? The stockmans polish is really soft and 'watery', you put it on and it sort of evaporates, then you buff to a shine. Nothing like any boot polish I've used before.
I was at Bootsonline the other day (yes, the physical address) to buy some of that saddle dressing stuff. There, I was told by the lady that the old 'lustre polish' isn't so good or somesuch, and is thus being phased out with the new stuff, the 'stockman'. Well, that's what I was told anyway. Glad I got the other stuff then Edit: Phased out by them, not sure about RMW itself. If they still sell it, they must think it's good (or at least are trying to rid themselves of stock :P)
post #2526 of 3784
Despair!

Claret is gone! (), and so is Burgundy! (though every damned shop in the city still has the swatches, bah!)

All that's left with that reddish tinge is, well, the 'red', which is too red :P

Anyone wanting to part with some claret craftsman in 8H? :3
post #2527 of 3784
Can anyone tell me where the cheapest place to buy the RMW Stockman boot in brown is? Bootsonline only carry it in black, and the only other place I can find is A.Hume, who want around $450 USD before shipping for them (in their defense, they do throw in a free crocodile skin belt; however I'm not in the market for one of those just yet).
post #2528 of 3784
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Can anyone tell me where the cheapest place to buy the RMW Stockman boot in brown is? Bootsonline only carry it in black, and the only other place I can find is A.Hume, who want around $450 USD before shipping for them (in their defense, they do throw in a free crocodile skin belt; however I'm not in the market for one of those just yet).

Bootsonline can probably do it MTO for you. Send them an email.
post #2529 of 3784
Yer, I think that unless you need it right now Bootson is your best bet. (or Nungar, or whoever. You'll have to wait :P)
post #2530 of 3784
What a shame, I was in the market for new boots (mine were recently chewed up) and sort of need some now. I would get the craftsman, but I prefer chelsea's in black and I think for my meager means a brown boot would be more appropriate.
post #2531 of 3784
Anyone here looking at Baxter Boots lately?
post #2532 of 3784
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
Anyone here looking at Baxter Boots lately?

No. This the RM williams thread.
post #2533 of 3784
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post
No. This the RM williams thread.

In which we've discussed other, similar, boot options from time to time. You probably didn't notice
post #2534 of 3784
lol Wraith looks like he's followed you to this thread :P
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I'm giving them a look... they're about 70AUD less than RM's, which is not a bad saving, considering what I've been told about their quality etc.

I wonder if $70 is worth the full internal lining you'd get with the RM's, the Baxters have got what again? Quarter lining?

Does it really make a difference?
post #2535 of 3784
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Originally Posted by Silent Speaker View Post
lol Wraith looks like he's followed you to this thread :P
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I'm giving them a look... they're about 70AUD less than RM's, which is not a bad saving, considering what I've been told about their quality etc.

I wonder if $70 is worth the full internal lining you'd get with the RM's, the Baxters have got what again? Quarter lining?

Does it really make a difference?

I haven't noticed any difference. My HBC Baxter chelseas are the most comfortable footwear I own. I've worn them on long flights from Australia to the US and back and didn't want to take them off afterwards. I've worn them with jeans, I've worn them with a fine suit to the Royal Automobile Club. I love them. I've had them over a year and still haven't polished them (I know, I'm a sinner), but they still look marvelous.
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