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Originally Posted by Grytter View Post

Hi,

i was looking for a pair of RM Williams, which one should i get as an all arounder?

Tough question to answer. Can you perhaps provide a bit more information as to the main use(s) of the boot - dress boot, leisure wear, hiking, etc ?
post #3062 of 4002
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Tough question to answer. Can you perhaps provide a bit more information as to the main use(s) of the boot - dress boot, leisure wear, hiking, etc ?

More of leisure, 19 year old student:)
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Thinking about Lachlan, what you think?

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Thinking about Lachlan, what you think?

Thumbs up from me. I have the gardener boot which looks to be similar. Very durable boot and comfy as heck. I used to wear mine in (informal) work settings as well as leisure.
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post #3065 of 4002
Purchased a custom kangaroo Craftsman from the Port Philip Shop.

The quality is at best average. The leather grain is noticeably different on both shoes, the leather feels like crinkly vinyl, and does not shine well, nor develop a depth of shine with cream. The build is average, way below Carminas, and below C&J for sure. I have a similar "triangle crease" around the heel counter like rabiesinfrance's example.

Not sure what the fuss is about, to be honest. This kangaroo leather is terrible. Would love to support something local, but it has to be worth supporting first IMO.
post #3066 of 4002
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Tough question to answer. Can you perhaps provide a bit more information as to the main use(s) of the boot - dress boot, leisure wear, hiking, etc ?

More of leisure, 19 year old student:)

The Comfort Craftsman is a good choice for an all-round boot. Can be dressed up or down and it really is comfortable wearing boot. Good first choice IMHO. Have the Gardener too but I find it far less comfortable.
post #3067 of 4002
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Hi,

i was looking for a pair of RM Williams, which one should i get as an all arounder?
If it is of any help, I am selling a pair of brand new Dynamic Flex Craftsmans on the B&S for a LOT less than anywhere!!
post #3068 of 4002
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Not sure what the fuss is about, to be honest. This kangaroo leather is terrible. Would love to support something local, but it has to be worth supporting first IMO.

Amazing.

Every week on eBay you see vintage kangaroo shoes and boots made from imported Australian roo in the 1920/30s that are new/NOS and look like patent leather after 80 years.

The leather is not dried out like calf would be.

Has RMW descended that far? Or is it crap tanneries?
post #3069 of 4002

Has anyone had an experience with the Macquarie fitting smaller than the Craftsman?  I just received my Black Calf Macquaries after months of waiting and they feel too tight in the toe-box.  Evidently the narrower toe needs to be compensated for when choosing a size/width. 

 

I'm not sure whether there is any hope of having them stretched as it is the area under the toe-sitffener...

 

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Two questions on a pair of new Blaxlands:

 

1. They make noises when I walk in them, think it's my sock rubbing on the leather insoles. Noticeable in an office environment anyway, Anyone else noticed that?

2. I have some heel slip in them, is this to expect?

 

I think I will experiment by adding a leather insole to them to see if it helps. Might be that both problems are due to them being a bit long, width and instep (G) is tight and good.

post #3071 of 4002
Just received my chestnut yearling Comfort Craftsmans from bootsonline.com and I am very impressed! I ended up going with size 10.5 G and the fit is perfect for me. I typically wear 10.5 in Alden and 11 in AE. I am really surprised how comfortable they are right out of the box, i will definitely be getting another pair in the future.
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Originally Posted by mattsb View Post

Two questions on a pair of new Blaxlands:

1. They make noises when I walk in them, think it's my sock rubbing on the leather insoles. Noticeable in an office environment anyway, Anyone else noticed that?
2. I have some heel slip in them, is this to expect?

I think I will experiment by adding a leather insole to them to see if it helps. Might be that both problems are due to them being a bit long, width and instep (G) is tight and good.
I have noticed mine have also been "squeaking" when I walk too? My fit sounds similar to yours, width and instep is perfect, maybe a tiny bit long. I haven't had any heel slippage.
Edited by RustyRyan - 10/4/12 at 10:24pm
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Great choice. I have the Greasy Kip Craftsmen, which are pretty much the same thing but with a darker upper and light soles. They were throwing them away at the clearance sales, so a nabbed a pair on the cheap.

I love them with jeans and chinos - they're a little more rugged and less refined that the finished leather boots, which is IMHO a good thing for a semi-casual shoe.
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Do the Comfort Craftsman and Lachlan fit the same? I have 10.5 G in the Comfort Craftsman, the width is perfect and the length might be a touch long, would in be a good idea to go with a 10 H on the Lachlan boot? Any advice appreciated, thanks in advance!
post #3075 of 4002

RM Williams rules!  At the advice of an Aussie friend I have bought a pair  -in 2005 I think- and they still look and feel great.

 

I think its the craftsman with cuban heel.  Reading some of the comments in here, I still remember how comfortable they were out of the box and the fit was almost m2m, although to date they are the only boots/shoes I have bought off the net. 

 

Has anyone tried any exotic leathers (croc, ostrich) or colours (eg red or green)? 205 pages are a lot to red tounge.gif

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