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post #2536 of 3799
You won't garner the same respect as world renowned boot maker RM Williamzzz.
post #2537 of 3799
I have all the respect I want and need. From those that know what they're talking about, Baxter Boots have been around a lot longer than RMW and are a very respected firm producing a very respected product. People that know about boots/footwear know this. Both companies produce very fine products.
post #2538 of 3799
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post
I have all the respect I want and need. From those that know what they're talking about, Baxter Boots have been around a lot longer than RMW and are a very respected firm producing a very respected product. People that know about boots/footwear know this. Both companies produce very fine products.

+1


Cheers
post #2539 of 3799
you are correct thewraith, however not many people are in the know thus u won't get street cred from plebs.
post #2540 of 3799
When wearing them, you can't see the label. They're wholecut chelseas, so those self same 'plebs' will probably think they're RMWs anyway. However, I could care less what the 'plebs' you mention think, or anyone else for that matter. They're great looking boots, they're great quality boots. That's all that matters to me.
post #2541 of 3799
I heard that some Baxter boots were made in Goulburn gaol by the prisoners, back in the day.
post #2542 of 3799
Could be. Their factory is still in Goulburn, though on the other side of town to the gaol (if I remember correctly. I haven't been that way for years). They have a store on Goulburn's main street (Auburn Street) as well, where they sell all their products.
post #2543 of 3799
Finally got around to having the cobbler remove about one and a half levels on the heel of my comfort craftsman and the difference, to me, is huge. They are much more comfortable shoes, and I find myself reaching for them every day instead of just for a special occasion. I was afraid that altering the heel might throw of the balance of the shoe or something but it has only improved things for me.
post #2544 of 3799
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Originally Posted by rayuela View Post
Finally got around to having the cobbler remove about one and a half levels on the heel of my comfort craftsman and the difference, to me, is huge. They are much more comfortable shoes, and I find myself reaching for them every day instead of just for a special occasion. I was afraid that altering the heel might throw of the balance of the shoe or something but it has only improved things for me.

Excellent. Glad to hear things have improved for you.
post #2545 of 3799
This weekend I will be making my first RM Williams Purchase (2 pairs). I was wondering if I should buy the RM Saddle Dressing, and Polish (1 Chestnut, 1 Black) or if I should buy a Saphir Conditioner/Polish. Thanks again for all of your replies!
post #2546 of 3799
Repeat post from the shoe porn thread. Though I'd post here as well, just to annoy you all Comfort Craftsman in Black Yearling:
post #2547 of 3799
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
Repeat post from the shoe porn thread. Though I'd post here as well, just to annoy you all

Comfort Craftsman in Black Yearling:




Not annoyed but jealous-how did you get that shine and what did you use? I have recently added a black Comfort Craftsman in Yearling to my footwear rotation and hope to get it close to looking like that!
post #2548 of 3799
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Not annoyed but jealous-how did you get that shine and what did you use? I have recently added a black Comfort Craftsman in Yearling to my footwear rotation and hope to get it close to looking like that!
Rbny, I don't think you understand. Many SF members consider it a crime against footwear to bull your RM's. I've been run out of town for simply doing this: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...40#post3148240 I don't want to dilute this excellent thread by going off-topic on polishing. All will be revealed by a search on "shoe shine". If you're still not achieving the results on yearling leather, PM me and I'll confess everything. Cheers Lear
post #2549 of 3799
Hi,

I'm new here, and I am figuring out what Craftsman boots I'll get.
I'll probably go for a 9,5F Kangaroo Craftsman in chestnut, but, after reading the first 20 pages of this thread, I still have some questions.

1) I find watertight shoes important. Which type of welt or soles should I get then?
2) Is the comfort craftsman boot seriously more chunky than the regular craftsman? Or is it only marginal?
3) The creasing of kangaroo leather, is that purely an esthetic issue or does it influence quality in some way?

I have 1 pair of boots, Blundstones, and I use them properly and intensively everywhere (for instance kicking rocks and so on). So after a while they look rather worn, but with some leather conditioner they look remarkably nice again. So:

4) Is this the same with Kangaroo leather shoes?

Thanks!
post #2550 of 3799
I know this is off-topic, but I think these custom made women's RMs are worth a look: http://cgi.ebay.com/RM-WILLIAMS-Cust...item43a03ba8c5
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