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post #2566 of 3939
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Originally Posted by marqueeumbrella View Post
I am really confused now. I tried on these in size 9, but it is really too narrow and too tight at the toes. Today somewhere else I tried on regular Blaxlands, also in size 9, and those fitted excellently (too bad they would cost me 350 EUR). So another question: Do sizes F, G, and H also differ in the toebox? I fit in 9G, but if I want to get them in kangaroos (of which it is recommended to get one size narrower) would my toes be cramped?
Yes they do-at least it does with the Comfort Turnout. I have two pairs of Comfort Turnouts. The black pair started out as a 9G and after a few months of wear became too loose for my taste so I had it re-lasted to an F (narrower) width. When I received that pair back, I noticed that the toe box was wider than my pair of chestnut Comfort Turnouts in 9F. According to the RM Williams store here in NYC, RMW does not usually change the plastic insert in the toe box of boots being re-lasted to a narrower width unless the insert is damaged. So they kept the original toe box with the narrower F-width boot. The toe box was visibly larger with the G width Turnout boots when I compared it with the F width Turnouts in the store. I also just received my third pair of RMWs; black Comfort Craftsman in 9F but I have not had the chance to compare them to a regular width (9G) pair yet.
post #2567 of 3939
Hi guys, I picked up my first pair of RMs (Black Blaxlands - love 'em) at the yearly clearance sale about a month ago here in Adelaide. Now I want a brown pair to go with them. Does the RM Factory at Salisbury or the Museum at Percy St sell seconds boots all year round? I don't think I can wait a whole year for the clearance sale to come around again...and my pair of seconds Blaxlands are so good I don't really want to pay retail for a second pair. On a more interesting level, I'm torn between the practicality of rubber-soled Blaxlands and style of leather-soled Craftsmen. How do the leather soles hold up to the wet?
post #2568 of 3939
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Originally Posted by rbny View Post
Yes they do-at least it does with the Comfort Turnout. I have two pairs of Comfort Turnouts. The black pair started out as a 9G and after a few months of wear became too loose for my taste so I had it re-lasted to an F (narrower) width. When I received that pair back, I noticed that the toe box was wider than my pair of chestnut Comfort Turnouts in 9F. According to the RM Williams store here in NYC, RMW does not usually change the plastic insert in the toe box of boots being re-lasted to a narrower width unless the insert is damaged. So they kept the original toe box with the narrower F-width boot. The toe box was visibly larger with the G width Turnout boots when I compared it with the F width Turnouts in the store.

I also just received my third pair of RMWs; black Comfort Craftsman in 9F but I have not had the chance to compare them to a regular width (9G) pair yet.
In that case I will not take a risk with size F until I tried them on. I'll just get regular Blaxlands in size G...
post #2569 of 3939
Is yearling leather a horse leather? Isn't it just cow leather?
Googling on "yearling leather" only results in RM Williams products, so it's not exactly clear to me.
post #2570 of 3939
Cow.

Possibly fawn.



lefty
post #2571 of 3939
Re: the factory shop at Frost Rd, Salisbury, it has factory seconds for $220 all year round. There is usally about 2 dozen per size on display but you can also ask if they have anything else 'out the back'. I don't think they sell seconds at Percy St.
post #2572 of 3939
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Originally Posted by LTM View Post
Re: the factory shop at Frost Rd, Salisbury, it has factory seconds for $220 all year round. There is usally about 2 dozen per size on display but you can also ask if they have anything else 'out the back'. I don't think they sell seconds at Percy St.

While you are in adelaide you can drop in to percy street and check for us...........then we will all know.
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General questions about colour, fit. I plan on getting a pair of the B747 Kelly's: http://www.rmwilliams.com.au/home.as...36488C20AA199# http://www.rmwilliams.com.au/product...A18DF216DCD7A1 They'd be my first RM Williams's, and I realize that a work boot like that probably isn't ideal, but the safety toe is important to me while walking the streets (I live near the city.) It comes in two colours, 02 (Black) and 06 (a brown, might be Chestnut,) and while I was leaning towards the black, I realize that the brown gives a little more character. Wearing the brown with black suit pants, however, might look silly. Opinions? As for fit, it only comes in an H (wide), due to the toe cap. I live in the US, so I'm hesitant. I take about a regular 9 1/2-10, which translates, if I'm not mistaken, to about an 8 1/2-9 G UK/AUS. Should I get an 8 1/2 H AUS size, or should I go down half a size to make up for the bit of extra width? I'm worried about it cutting down on the length too much. Lastly, if anyone is familiar with the Kelly's, how does the toe compare to a steel toe?
post #2575 of 3939
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Originally Posted by Dingo View Post
For dress boots I therefore always prefer veal calf over yearling leather. The veal calf is a beautifully soft leather, and if you polish it with Waproo polish, which uses natural oils rather than petroleum, then leather takes on an incredible depth and unique shine. Don't try to polish them to look like parade boots, though. If you wan that sort of shine, buy the yearling leather. The only issue with veal calf is the lack of colour choices. There are many more varieties of colour on offer in yearling leather, because they produce more of them and have, until recently, been slightly cheaper than veal calf.

Thanks Dingo. This is a very useful post. The full version is here:

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...59#post3023259

Why is the above (in bold) so? I thought calf was for the superior shine.

Lear
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Hi there! Brand new to the Style Forums - and I have a huge question...
I have a brand new pair of Craftsman's, and have been wearing them for what, nearly two weeks only, and THIS is happening to my left boot, with a similar event occuring on the right, but not so major.

Is this really me causing the damage? How on earth?!
Thank you for all your assistance!

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post #2577 of 3939
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Originally Posted by cleverclogs View Post
Hi there! Brand new to the Style Forums - and I have a huge question...
I have a brand new pair of Craftsman's, and have been wearing them for what, nearly two weeks only, and THIS is happening to my left boot, with a similar event occuring on the right, but not so major.

Is this really me causing the damage? How on earth?!
Thank you for all your assistance!


Might be a daft question but you don't take them off by treading on the heal welt of the other shoe, do you?
post #2578 of 3939
Noo, I take them off by hand!
ALSO - there is what appears to be a machining mark running up the centre of both boot - you can make it out here.
Oh, and these were in mid-polishing when I took the photo (don't judge me :P)
post #2579 of 3939
Get a boot jack with a soft liner.
post #2580 of 3939
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Originally Posted by cleverclogs View Post
Hi there! Brand new to the Style Forums - and I have a huge question...
I have a brand new pair of Craftsman's, and have been wearing them for what, nearly two weeks only, and THIS is happening to my left boot, with a similar event occuring on the right, but not so major.

Is this really me causing the damage? How on earth?!
Thank you for all your assistance!

Figure out what you're scraping your toe against, and stop it!
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