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Forum special is still available?
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Originally Posted by DJackson View Post

Wow that sucks. The 1st is just terrible. The 2nd - is your heel not snug in the back of the boot? It just looks like your heels are swimming back there. Mine appear to want to do this too but don't because my heel is preventing it. Actually, I'll have to see what mine do when I arch my foot forward like that. Do you have any pics of the boots when you are just standing or taking a normal stride in them? No offence by the way; I'm just curious.
Best of luck if you ever try again.

Well, no response from R.M.Williams.

Pretty crappy customer service. I don't think I'll ever buy from them again.
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Originally Posted by laufer View Post

Forum special is still available?

 

There is no 'forum special' as such, i.e. a special arrangement with RM Williams for boots in a particular spec. You need to take the specs mentioned in this thread and special order the boot from one of the vendors, e.g. Black French veal calf on the B543 last with screwed leather soles (can't remember exactly what the 'forum special' is but that's just an example)

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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

Well, no response from R.M.Williams.
Pretty crappy customer service. I don't think I'll ever buy from them again.

Try giving them a call. I've never had anything but the best in service from them - they even replaced a pair of boots that I had scuffed - I was just asking how much to have them repair it! biggrin.gif (and yes, this was a direct approach to their customer service email address).
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It looks like a bushman's boot. I have one of those. Great, great boot. 

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Having read the sizing for the forum special - do you need to go up a whole size and down a width?

I wear 8.5 in an F fitting in the craftsman so the MTO forum special would be 9.5 in an E fitting?

Also, is the fitting on these boots very snug?

Opinions appreciated, thanks
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Guys,

Is it possible to order the Cavalier watch from RM Williams with detachable bands or have them custom made? I love the watch but I'd need to be able to swap between black and tan. 

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Originally Posted by alladin View Post

Having read the sizing for the forum special - do you need to go up a whole size and down a width?
I wear 8.5 in an F fitting in the craftsman so the MTO forum special would be 9.5 in an E fitting?
Also, is the fitting on these boots very snug?
Opinions appreciated, thanks

From the OP:

 

If You Know Your Size in the Craftsman Already

Go up a whole size and down two width letter

Craftsman size 10H: Forum Special size would be 11F
Craftsman size 10G: Forum Special size would be 11E
Craftsman size 10F: Forum Special size would be 11D

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received my Kangaroo comfort craftsman while i was away on Holiday

should i condition these before wearing? (lexol)

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i wore these around the house for abit before taking the pic
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I don't have any kangaroo chelsea boots, just a pair of their Murray lace shoes in kangaroo. From the word go, I've only ever applied RMW Leather & Saddle Dressing. Two years ago I smeared on a thin coat of coloured Saphir cream. That's it for me. The beauty of kangaroo is in the grain. Very tough and very easy to maintain. I use Renovateur on every other shoe, but when it comes to kangaroo I break out the RMW dressing.

N.B. RMW dressing needs warmth to go on properly. I usually leave by the window on a warm day, then apply with the warmth of my bare fingers. Washes off skin easily.

Lear
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Lear - which Saphir polish matches Chestnut the best?

(also, I've followed your RM polishing posts in the shoe care thread as well - am going to attempt a shine!)
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EDIT: duplicate
Edited by brendonc - 8/30/12 at 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by brendonc View Post

Lear - which Saphir polish matches Chestnut the best?
(also, I've followed your RM polishing posts in the shoe care thread as well - am going to attempt a shine!)

Answer to my own question - marron fonce (Saphir dark brown)


On another note, check out the Veal Brandy Dynamic Flex Craftsmans:



Very tempted nest.giffacepalm.gif
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Originally Posted by tomee View Post

received my Kangaroo comfort craftsman while i was away on Holiday
should i condition these before wearing? (lexol

When i got my pair (MTO Kangaroo in Blaxland with Chestnut colour) mid last year. I applied 3 separate layers over time usually left overnight or a few days of the RM Williams Leather Conditioner to mine before wearing then out in the streets. They felt a little softer and the shine is brilliant. The colour stands well. So now every month i just give then one coat and they look like new.

So its users choice, depending on how you want to maintain and care for then. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by brendonc View Post

Lear - which Saphir polish matches Chestnut the best?
(also, I've followed your RM polishing posts in the shoe care thread as well - am going to attempt a shine!)

It was only ever an experiment to try with RM's. Remember, I'm not normal shog[1].gif. Most here would prefer a normal wax and buff on these boots. Dress shoes are a completely different matter. Other folk have tried; most coming to the conclusion that RM's are best treated as a casual/work boot.

Would hate to see follow-up posts on how to remove 200 coats of mirror shine wax.

Lear (waiting for new suede options to appear)
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