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I just bought myself a pair of Craftsman in Chestnut Yearling. Wonderful pair of boots, they're just great.

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Apologies for the 'smoky effect' in the last set of pictures.

Here's a better one of the Macquarie in Dark Tan. Be interesting to see if I eventually revert back to Chestnut as these are much lighter than I thought they'd be.

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post #2853 of 3887
Just looking inn the RMW stores the other day and saw those bone coloured suede chukkas = very nice and the last looked good.
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Those look very nice indeed Tez, the screw sole is just unique in bring the edge of the leather closer to the soles edge when comparing it the original macquarie sole. I cannot work out why they cannot be made in red colour, since its made to order, perhaps the factory is no longer stocking the red dye........

Enjoy Tez, how many pairs of RMWs do you own ?
Edited by SpeedBird - 9/24/11 at 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by Tez Mulan View Post

Apologies for the 'smoky effect' in the last set of pictures.

Here's a better one of the Macquarie in Dark Tan. Be interesting to see if I eventually revert back to Chestnut as these are much lighter than I thought they'd be.

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They will go darker once you start polishing with dark tan polish, I have a pair in Dark Tan that are very old now. And with the years of polishing up they have darken to nearly like chestnut, just one or two shades close to it.

BUT the factory have stopped making the Dark Tan polish now and suggested i go to the natural polish to keep the colour up. I will have to make my last tin which is half used last the rest of my life, which is going to be pretty hard.
post #2856 of 3887
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Originally Posted by SpeedBird View Post

Enjoy Tez, how many pairs of RMWs do you own ?


Hi, current inventory in the pics are the only two pairs I have


my last pairs where - Chestnut Craftsman Yearling and French Veal Craftsman in black (both screwed, both in 8.0G) which got absolutely battered in the desert where I live, so after 2 years, it was time to replace. Same problems with suits (i.e suffer with heat, humidity, sand etc.).

the Veal leather was a mistake, for some reason after about 2 or 3 months use I could never get a shine on it


before that I ordered Red, and Chestnut Craftsman both with brass screwed sole, but at a snug 7.5G (which was my size on normal sole); they became to painful to wear and I sold both on eBay before they got too worn. Then when I sized up to the items above


a little before that I had two buckle boots, one black and one brown in roo leather. Loved the look of them, but the fit wasnt good..., they never did up tight enough.


So had a few trials and errors on the journey - and some expensive mistakes, but have eventually settled on 8.0G for brass screwed sole, and I prefer the Macquarie over the Craftsman - just!!


Ta for the tip on the polish
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I bought a pair of Craftsman in chestnut yearling today at an RM Williams outlet store in Perth. They were "seconds" quality and cost $240 AUD. There is a slight scar on the left boot, I actually had to search for it to find it, so they are in pretty good nick.
They look great.

Sizing wise slight issue though. I got a 9 F. They are very snug in fact uncomfortable across the foot.
Toes and ankles are snug, slightly tight, but comfortable. Across the foot though, as I say, they don't feel great.

A question then, can I expect them to "wear in" and my discomfort stop, or am I stuck with this ????
Please respond.
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Originally Posted by Tez Mulan View Post

Apologies for the 'smoky effect' in the last set of pictures.
Here's a better one of the Macquarie in Dark Tan. Be interesting to see if I eventually revert back to Chestnut as these are much lighter than I thought they'd be.
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That Dark Tan looks GREAT!
post #2859 of 3887
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Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

I bought a pair of Craftsman in chestnut yearling today at an RM Williams outlet store in Perth. They were "seconds" quality and cost $240 AUD. There is a slight scar on the left boot, I actually had to search for it to find it, so they are in pretty good nick.
They look great.
Sizing wise slight issue though. I got a 9 F. They are very snug in fact uncomfortable across the foot.
Toes and ankles are snug, slightly tight, but comfortable. Across the foot though, as I say, they don't feel great.
A question then, can I expect them to "wear in" and my discomfort stop, or am I stuck with this ????
Please respond.

Ok to answer my own (silly) question, they have worn in nicely already after a few days walking around. A bit to go though.
I have got some brown 'dubbin' into them and they look great. Any other care products I should be using?

Now to buy a pair in Black to wear with a suit!
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Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

I bought a pair of Craftsman in chestnut yearling today at an RM Williams outlet store in Perth. They were "seconds" quality and cost $240 AUD. There is a slight scar on the left boot, I actually had to search for it to find it, so they are in pretty good nick.
They look great.
Sizing wise slight issue though. I got a 9 F. They are very snug in fact uncomfortable across the foot.
Toes and ankles are snug, slightly tight, but comfortable. Across the foot though, as I say, they don't feel great.
A question then, can I expect them to "wear in" and my discomfort stop, or am I stuck with this ????
Please respond.

Ok to answer my own (silly) question, they have worn in nicely already after a few days walking around. A bit to go though.
I have got some brown 'dubbin' into them and they look great. Any other care products I should be using?

Now to buy a pair in Black to wear with a suit!

They'll only need a good conditioning every couple of months or however long until the leather starts to dry. If you want to get a good shine on them, try polishing with the dubbin, and if that doesn't work grab a tin of Kiwi. I should have bought seconds in the first place, I've worn mine everywhere so they're a little beaten up. I'll end up getting a black pair with a screwed sole, maybe the Macquarie for a sleeker look though. Mine were a little stiff initially too, but they're very comfortable now. Hope this helps!
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What's the go with shoe trees for your RM's ???
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Originally Posted by Dicko View Post

What's the go with shoe trees for your RM's ???

Salesperson at the London store, said they ain't making them anymore (and that rhymes, so it's probably true).

Lear
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I order a pair of black craftsman last night. I wait with excitement for them to arrive. Ordered 9G (tried in the Perth RM store yesterday - served by a knockout blonde who was as helpful as she was beautiful).

My chestnut boots in 9F have worn in a bit and aren't so tight but they still bug me especially after walking around for a while.

A question for boot experts:

Is it possible to resole a F narrow fitting to a G fitting ??
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Just wanted to say hi to everyone here with my first post. Thanks to this thread, I ended up getting a pair of black Dynamic Flex Craftsman boots (yearling) last week. They were snug to begin with on the sides but after less than half a day they began to fit me like a glove - I got sized at an R.M.WIlliams store as being ever so slightly wider than a G though so I was a little concerned. I expected that they would stretch to accomodate my feet after 30 or so wearings (based on an earlier post in this thread) but couldn't believe how well they fit after a few hours so I went ahead and got another pair in chestnut which arrived this morning. I'm wearing them right now. My boot needs are covered.

 

When I bought the black pair, the salesman mistakenly sold me a tub of chestnut polish - guess I should keep that now!

 

The size surprised me because I've obviously not been wearing my proper shoe size for my other shoes (11 EEE Florsheims) and made the mistake of going for the nice roomy feel when I first bought them. Now when I put them on, I feel like my feet are swimming in them. The other thing is that over the last year or so I've lost close to 60lbs (it was intentional - diet and exercise) and I swear my feet have gotten less wide.

 

I've put conditioner on both pairs of boots but not yet polished them. I'm getting my polishing technique down on my Florsheims before I touch these. Lear's pictures of his mirror-shined RM's have really inspired me and I'd like to achieve something close with these boots.

 

Thank you all for your contributions to this thread - they've all been extremely useful in helping me to make up my mind and get these boots. These are my first really nice shoes and I feel really privileged to be able to wear these.

 


Edited by Gerry Nelson - 10/16/11 at 6:13pm
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Just wanted to say hi to everyone here with my first post. Thanks to this thread, I ended up getting a pair of black Dynamic Flex Craftsman boots (yearling) last week. They were snug to begin with on the sides but after less than half a day they began to fit me like a glove - I got sized at an R.M.WIlliams store as being ever so slightly wider than a G though so I was a little concerned. I expected that they would stretch to accomodate my feet after 30 or so wearings (based on an earlier post in this thread) but couldn't believe how well they fit after a few hours so I went ahead and got another pair in chestnut which arrived this morning. I'm wearing them right now. My boot needs are covered.

 

When I bought the black pair, the salesman mistakenly sold me a tub of chestnut polish - guess I should keep that now!

 

The size surprised me because I've obviously not been wearing my proper shoe size for my other shoes (11 EEE Florsheims) and made the mistake of going for the nice roomy feel when I first bought them. Now when I put them on, I feel like my feet are swimming in them. The other thing is that over the last year or so I've lost close to 60lbs (it was intentional - diet and exercise) and I swear my feet have gotten less wide.

 

I've put conditioner on both pairs of boots but not yet polished them. I'm getting my polishing technique down on my Florsheims before I touch these. Lear's pictures of his mirror-shined RM's have really inspired me and I'd like to achieve something close with these boots.

 

Thank you all for your contributions to this thread - they've all been extremely useful in helping me to make up my mind and get these boots. These are my first really nice shoes and I feel really privileged to be able to wear these.

 


nice one mate
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