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post #3106 of 3849

My Aussie friend Jules made RMs known to me. One piece leather and all.

 

Here are mine, craftsmans in chestnut with cuban heel, bought in 2005/6 with regular use since.  They have been treated about a month ago with RM chestnut cream @ a street "polisher" (don't know the exact word) near work.  Generally I treat them 1-2 times per year.  Never used trees on them.

 

Love em. nod[1].gif

 

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post #3107 of 3849
Lanclair - Any chance of seeing photos of your craftsman in greasy kip? I'm of a similar mind in that I generally find the yearling and other leathers a little dressy for casual/denim. I really like the tough greasy kip that I've seen on their workboots and imagine it would be very nice and versatile on the craftsmen.
post #3108 of 3849
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Originally Posted by Lancair View Post

Great choice. I have the Greasy Kip Craftsmen...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.

..meant to quote this for context.
post #3109 of 3849
Width question. I tried on a pair of gardener boots in 7.5H and they were still a little too narrow. Does anyone know how the Tambo would compare to the gardener H?
post #3110 of 3849
Anyone ever consider having their RMW Craftsman's re-heeled with a slightly lower heel? I love everything about my Craftsmans...except I find the heel height a bit high - cowboy boot like. Most of the other Chelsea boots I've seen usually have a lower heel. Would this screw up the "balance" of the boot in any way? Say 1/4-inch or so lower.
post #3111 of 3849
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Originally Posted by Grayland View Post

Anyone ever consider having their RMW Craftsman's re-heeled with a slightly lower heel? I love everything about my Craftsmans...except I find the heel height a bit high - cowboy boot like. Most of the other Chelsea boots I've seen usually have a lower heel. Would this screw up the "balance" of the boot in any way? Say 1/4-inch or so lower.

 

So long as you take it to an RMW certified cobbler I couldn't see the problem. Admittedly though despite being one prone to IBS I've never had a problem with the stock heel as it is. 

post #3112 of 3849

Do they still do a Jodphur?

post #3113 of 3849

Yes, there is a jodhpur-type boot.  Google "rm williams stockman".  Aka "buckle boot".

 

It is only Made-to-Order, unless you can get to the one Sydney store which has them in stock.  On top of the MTO premium, it is also more expensive than the elastic-sided boots as it requires more leather and time to manufacture.  

 

Bloody great boot!

post #3114 of 3849
Don't waste your money - just get a C&J Cottesmore, you'll be happy you did.
post #3115 of 3849
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Don't waste your money - just get a C&J Cottesmore, you'll be happy you did.

 

I can't seem to find where to buy these.  Barney's has 'em, but they're in black and not in my size.  plain.gif

post #3116 of 3849
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Originally Posted by wesos View Post

Yes, there is a jodhpur-type boot.  Google "rm williams stockman".  Aka "buckle boot".

 

It is only Made-to-Order, unless you can get to the one Sydney store which has them in stock.  On top of the MTO premium, it is also more expensive than the elastic-sided boots as it requires more leather and time to manufacture.  

 

Bloody great boot!

 

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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Don't waste your money - just get a C&J Cottesmore, you'll be happy you did.

Thanks guys... will prob just pick up the CJ's in NYC next week.  Cant be hassled to go through all the trouble via RW ( wish I had the patience because they are nice)!

post #3117 of 3849
To confirm - nobody knows anywhere in the states to get nailed sole resoled? I want to make sure before going back to RM Williams to pay full freight to Australia.
post #3118 of 3849
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Originally Posted by Chaos_Cow View Post

To confirm - nobody knows anywhere in the states to get nailed sole resoled? I want to make sure before going back to RM Williams to pay full freight to Australia.

All my leather soles are kept as nature intended, except the nailed RM's. First thing I did was slap on a Topy. So thin and slight in profile, that you can hardly notice. Couldn't bear the thought of sending back to Australia. Most cobblers in London reckon the nails are purely cosmetic, and that they can resole in a jiffy baldy[1].gif

Lear
post #3119 of 3849
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Originally Posted by Frankie22 View Post

 

Thanks guys... will prob just pick up the CJ's in NYC next week.  Cant be hassled to go through all the trouble via RW ( wish I had the patience because they are nice)!

 

FYI there is an RM Williams brick and mortar store in NYC. 

post #3120 of 3849
Which retailers provide the best price and service? Thinking of ordering the Lachlan boot.
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