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post #2881 of 3939
Just found the page with some posts of pics including Stockman, Macquarie and Craftsman
http://www.styleforum.net/t/21179/rm-williams-boots-everything-you-wanted-to-know/2355

- The new Macquaries are definately less sleek than my previous pair. Even the brown Stockman look sleeker in the toebox

- Nice to see the claret. A real fav colour of mine - but bootsonline tell me RMW wont manufacture in that colour

- Them Brumby boots were awful!!!
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Originally Posted by lex vin View Post

Quick (silly) question though: we all know that you should always use the tugs when putting on the boots, but is there an appropriate way to take off the boots so as to have the stress go through the elastic as much as possible and through the upper as little as possible?  I feel like I may be damaging the upper everytime I take them off, or am I just being paranoid?

Lex
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I usually grip the base of the heel and pull them off while I'm sitting down. I'm positive you aren't damaging the uppers, leather is pretty tough yo.
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Might be imagining things, but I seem to recall a large metal contraption for removing boots. Think it was in the earlier RM catalogues, or maybe I spied it at the Bond Street store.
Lear

I use a boot jack for removing my elastic sided boots (RMW's and Blundstones). Looks like this from amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-Red-Wood-Solid-Wooden/dp/B0011UC00Q

Mine has a suede piece in the V to protect the leather (probably don't need it).
post #2883 of 3939

Just received a pair of Loake 1880 Baywater Chelsea boots in 9G and want to order a pair of RMW Craftsman boots. In US sizes, I usually wear a 10D. These Loake boots are just a little long, and have more volume in the boot than I was expecting (the vamp is looser). Any advice on best size to order in the Craftsman? 

 

Thank youLoake-Shoes-Bayswater.jpg

post #2884 of 3939
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I got an answer by email from RM wiliiams and it is indeed possible to change from a F last to a G last. bit of a cost involved though ($140) so I will see how I go wearing my F's in. Ive worn them about 6-8 times so when I get to 30 wears as suggested by Garry above I'll see how I go.
Will get some pics up when new black boots arrive


Really? Wondering if they can size down via recrafting as well...

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Really? Wondering if they can size down via recrafting as well...

Yeah, I was pleased to hear this. I just emailed rm williams customer service, got an answer within 24 hours. let us know what they say.
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Really? Wondering if they can size down via recrafting as well...


I ain't no expert, but did send my craftsman boots back to Australia to have re-crafted. Talked about it somewhere back in this massive thread. I had found my store bought black Craftsman to be just right. However, the next two MTO pairs (whiskey & claret) never compared to the snug fit of the original. All three pairs were yearling leather, 12H.

They came back even better than I'd expected. It was as if the boots had stretched and wrinkled all they could beforehand; that the re-crafting had tightened everything up perfectly. Result: no more bagginess across the vamp. Was so impressed with the claret, I sent off the whiskey for some of the same. Also, at the same time of re-craft, I'd asked them to slap on a screwed leather sole.

Hope that helps

Lear
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Originally Posted by Lear View Post
RM appear to branching out into other things. Once a company starts down the sunglass route, I begin to worry. Next on the list is usually wristwatches, followed by an overall drop in the quality of product they were known for in the first place. I'm not suggesting that this has happened, I just pray that it never does.
Still love my RM's
Lear


I like some of theother stuff RM Williams does , the jeans and belts are good quality.

Wallets were a little pricey considering i picked up an Aussie made kangaroo leather wallet from another manufacturer for around $60 - but you're paying for the brand of course.

 

Anyway picked up a pair of RM Williams Rigger Work Boots a few months back.Cost was $345 + 50 makers fee as they were custom , these are the lace up variety.

Side note has anyone seen the lace up dress shoes RM does? i saw a demo pair in store they looked hideous , when it comes to footwear RM should stick to boots

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Originally Posted by Lear View Post


I ain't no expert, but did send my craftsman boots back to Australia to have re-crafted. Talked about it somewhere back in this massive thread. I had found my store bought black Craftsman to be just right. However, the next two MTO pairs (whiskey & claret) never compared to the snug fit of the original. All three pairs were yearling leather, 12H.
They came back even better than I'd expected. It was as if the boots had stretched and wrinkled all they could beforehand; that the re-crafting had tightened everything up perfectly. Result: no more bagginess across the vamp. Was so impressed with the claret, I sent off the whiskey for some of the same. Also, at the same time of re-craft, I'd asked them to slap on a screwed leather sole.
Hope that helps
Lear


Got in contact with them and they charge AUD 139.95 + postage for relast.  How much did your return postage cost you?  It might be just easier to sell my current pair and buy a new pair, instead of relasting...

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Got in contact with them and they charge AUD 139.95 + postage for relast.  How much did your return postage cost you?  It might be just easier to sell my current pair and buy a new pair, instead of relasting...

I'm near the Bond Street store, London, so simply let them take care of everything. A couple of years ago it was £90 - £100 (can't remember exact amount). As I mentioned earlier, this included the fitting of screwed leather soles. Prices on all RMW have gone up since. Think carefully, as you're spending half the value of a new boot, just to get a better fit.

Lear
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I'm near the Bond Street store, London, so simply let them take care of everything. A couple of years ago it was £90 - £100 (can't remember exact amount). As I mentioned earlier, this included the fitting of screwed leather soles. Prices on all RMW have gone up since. Think carefully, as you're spending half the value of a new boot, just to get a better fit.
Lear


I agree, sometimes spending extras just to get a new sole or something else, is it really worth it....................when its just as logical to invest in a new pair that will last and feel and look new.

I had a very old pair resoled and in the end the sole was great but the leather up top started to crack due to age, very old age and no matter what now, i wasted that amount and would have being better invested into a brand new pair. In fact which i did, 2 new pairs. In future when you weight up the cost v benefits. A new pair will look and feel new.

You live and learn!
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I'm looking to buy the Brown Suede chelsea, but i'm hesitating about the suede color.

What i'm looking for is a dark chocolate color, but the RM williams one look more grey. Perhaps someone could take a picture (would be lovely with jeans) and i'd be very thankful.

 

Does Brown Suede Kingsvale's and the chelsea share the same suede-material and color?

post #2892 of 3939

I wish it was greyish. You'll be fine.

 

lefty

post #2893 of 3939
More pics of the Craftsman in whisky, posted here for posterity.

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They have landed and they are beautiful
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On a sadder note, I think my Stockman's Kangaroo Buckle boots are dying/dead after only 2 years frown.gif
I posted about it here http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/258125/rm-williams-are-cracking-am-i-all-alone#post_4706442
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Regarding the last photo, I've updated the thread about my cracked Stockmans. I'm pretty happy so far fing02[1].gif
Tan Stockmans in calf on the way.
http://www.styleforum.net/t/258125/rm-williams-are-cracking-am-i-all-alone/15#post_5046929
post #2895 of 3939

Any thoughts on why RMW doesn't make a cordovan boot? I'm not sure of the horse population in Australia but they clearly don't have a problem with sourcing hides overseas. Could it be that it's too difficult to make a whole-cut boot from shell?

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