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post #2626 of 3799
Hi,


Has anyone ordered from Barry at bootonline? I know he ships worldwide but wanted to inquire if buyers have escaped paying import duty?

Would be interested in knowing, especially from UK members.
post #2627 of 3799
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Originally Posted by alladin View Post
Hi,


Has anyone ordered from Barry at bootonline? I know he ships worldwide but wanted to inquire if buyers have escaped paying import duty?

Would be interested in knowing, especially from UK members.

Check your PM


Cheers
post #2628 of 3799
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Originally Posted by Jim Profit View Post
Would like to know where to get these. I think there are a couple of Craftsman MTO.
What do you think they cost? My local RMW dealer says he can´t get them, but it can´t be right, can it?



They have them in the Sydney George St store - prominently displayed. Ironically the reptile is actually Argentine cayman (croc) I believe/have heard rather than Aussie croc. Something to do with export quality of the skins...
post #2629 of 3799
yeah I've bought from Barry at bootsonline, as far as I recall I didn't pay any import tax . I'm in the UK , great service from bootsonline , loads of communication as to when the boots were being shipped etc , I'd recommend them.
post #2630 of 3799
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Profit View Post
Would like to know where to get these. I think there are a couple of Craftsman MTO.
What do you think they cost? My local RMW dealer says he can´t get them, but it can´t be right, can it?


Further evidence that the croc used on RMs is caiman (S American croc). Se va caiman... se va caiman ...se va para Baranquilla....

Here is a pic a member posted to advertise some nice caiman croc shoes:




Notice the similarity and beauty of the caiman tiles with the nice ones on the RM croc boots.
post #2631 of 3799
15 Year old RM Craftsmans still going strong.Attachment 50979
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post #2632 of 3799
Jules They look very good after 15 years! I only have a black pair I bought for winter use. Now I want brown ones too. Damn.
post #2633 of 3799
Attachment 51469 My RM Craftsman boots, left to right, Black Willow Craftsmans with nailed soles. 15 year old Chestnut Craftsmans, brown suede Craftsmans and black suede Craftsmans.
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post #2634 of 3799
Hi
Forum members - advice please:
Firstly is Aussiebushats reputable?
Second, I have broad and high feet. My current Blundstone 500's can become tight after an hour or two.
I fitted some RMW Comfort Craftsman 9.5H's...which is fine but my little toe could be seen altering the natural shape of the shoe. I also fitted Gardener 9.5H - who's toe cap somehow hurt my big toe. Unfortunately they don't stock Tambo or Henley!!! Is the RMW Tambo / Henley just say a number wider than Craftsman / Gardener - or does it look out of proportion?
In short can someone recommend Tambo / Henley as I have to order it "blind".

Many thanks
post #2635 of 3799
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Originally Posted by Out of Africa View Post
Hi Forum members - advice please: Firstly is Aussiebushats reputable? Second, I have broad and high feet. My current Blundstone 500's can become tight after an hour or two. I fitted some RMW Comfort Craftsman 9.5H's...which is fine but my little toe could be seen altering the natural shape of the shoe. I also fitted Gardener 9.5H - who's toe cap somehow hurt my big toe. Unfortunately they don't stock Tambo or Henley!!! Is the RMW Tambo / Henley just say a number wider than Craftsman / Gardener - or does it look out of proportion? In short can someone recommend Tambo / Henley as I have to order it "blind". Many thanks
If it makes you feel any better I have a pair of the Queenslander in an X width. It is my understanding that the Queenslander and the Tambo are ultimately the same shoe. Here's a shot of them, but note I ordered mine custom in Whiskey with the comfort sole and insert. Hope that helps. UPDATE: Okay, so after reading my original post when I got the boots, and this sort of thing was fresher in my mind, the Queenslander and the Tambo are different lasts after all. The Tambo was slightly more angular, with the Queenslander having the boxier appearance of the two. Eitherway, they are my boots are the most comfortable shoes I own and I wear them all the time.
post #2636 of 3799
I've ordered twice from Aussiebushhats, very friendly service.
post #2637 of 3799
I have extremely wide feet and have worn the wide fitting in several Craftsmen for ages, but never experienced the legendary comfort in these boots that so many people report. Then again, I am used to my feet feeling a little cramped in just about all of my shoes. I had resisted getting the Tambo, as I just didn't like the look of it as much. The toe box is fairly chunky compared with other RM lasts - it has almosta Blundstone roundness to it. About twelve months ago, I found a pair of Tambo's on sale and I now wear them quite a bit. I still don't think they look as good as my old boots, but they are significantly more comfortable for me. It comes down to how you want to wear them I guess. Here in Sydney, plenty of folk wear black RMs with suits as business attire - brown on a Friday. I don't think this would look right with the Tambo. But I do wear my Tambos casually on the weekend and as riding boots - they work well in these settings. Hope that helps.
post #2638 of 3799
this is the tambo... same as the craftsman, but extra wide (X / i think EEE or EEEE) width this is the henley... i think these are the ones that look like blundstones (i think these are pretty ugly with fat chisel shape and storm welt) ^^^ blundstones
post #2639 of 3799
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Originally Posted by Out of Africa View Post
Hi
Forum members - advice please:
Firstly is Aussiebushats reputable?
Second, I have broad and high feet. My current Blundstone 500's can become tight after an hour or two.
I fitted some RMW Comfort Craftsman 9.5H's...which is fine but my little toe could be seen altering the natural shape of the shoe. I also fitted Gardener 9.5H - who's toe cap somehow hurt my big toe. Unfortunately they don't stock Tambo or Henley!!! Is the RMW Tambo / Henley just say a number wider than Craftsman / Gardener - or does it look out of proportion?
In short can someone recommend Tambo / Henley as I have to order it "blind".

Many thanks

I've ordered 3 pairs from Aussiebushats. Highly recommended. RM Williams sent out a pair that was different from my order and they happily refunded shipping fees. I eventually received my cigar suede pair with screwed soles. Be sure to let them know that you can get the pair slightly cheaper from Bootsonline.

Also, have you tried 9.5H in veal. I find theyre roomier than roo leather.
post #2640 of 3799
hi,

am sorry if this has been discussed before but i am keen to buy a pair of rm's and just wanted to get some opinions/experience first.

ideally i want to use the boots as a casual and comfortable everyday wearer, which are still suitable during the winter. i prefer the rounder toed models as they dont look so dressy.

i basically narrowed my choices down to either the turnout comfort or gardener/yard boot. so does anyone own both or have an opinion on which may be more suitable for what i require?
is the leather on yard boot as supple as the turnout? which model is likely to be most comfy?

thanks for any help
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