Originally Posted by DesmondD
I recently came across several pairs of boots in an RM catalogue that were labelled as "Rum" colour however the MTO pages in the catalogue didn't list this as a colour option.
Does anyone know about this colour? I got the catalogue from an RM store about 6 weeks ago, so it's not an old edition or anything like that...
I'm also interested in whether the Tanbark Kangaroo leather darkens significantly as it ages - looking for something a bit lighter than the Chestnut but not as light as Whiskey and more interesting than the Dark Tan.
Hi Des - the rum yearling leather was a seasonal leather for A/W13. I actually looked at getting a MTO pair done up in this leather (it looks fantastic, probably the only "antiqued" style leather RM do) but was told by the factory that they weren't doing MTOs in rum until the season finished to ensure they had enough of the leather for their mainline boot orders.
That was back in May though, and you might want to call Bootsonline or Nungar to make some enquiries for you at the factory. They may have some left over with which to fill a MTO. If you do, let us know how you go as if there is enough interest in their seasonal leathers RM usually offer them permanently thereafter. I for one would like to see rum as a continual MTO option.