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So I placed an order 2 weeks ago but realized that I didn't confirm something. I wanted a comfort/rubber outsole with the leather insole. I was told that isn't possible, but someone at an RM store told me it was. is it actually possible? 

 

I am a bit concerned that with the Poron insole it will be a bit tighter than I would like, but everyone Ive spoken to mentions that RMs are better snug to begin with, as they loosen more than other shoes. Again, is this at all true? 

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You can certainly order a rubber sole with a leather inner sole. The poron inner shouldn't affect the fit of the boots though; RM should adjust for the added height of the comfort insole.
post #3303 of 4004
The poron sole is more comfortable and won't significantly affect fit.
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My comfort turnouts (incorrectly said they were craftsman) in distressed leather, silt colour.
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They look shmick dlux!

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In terms of RMWs pants, 

 

how does the lineman moleskin compare with the sueded drill? is the suede a better summer fabric or just a wannabe?

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Does anyone wear their RMW's with khaki pants?
post #3308 of 4004
My Brandy DF Craftsmans, yes.
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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.

 

Thanks!

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the tanbark kangaroo darkens quite a bit once you apply saddle leather dressing (which is recommended). I bought them 3 months ago and the colour has stayed dark

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Originally Posted by DesmondD View Post

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.

Thanks!
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.
post #3312 of 4004

Cool, thanks guys.

 

I'm going to pop into an RM store here in Perth today so I'll ask about the Rum there as well as phoning Nungar.

 

The Tanbark sounds good too though - especially because it darkens a bit.

post #3313 of 4004

Just an update on the Rum leather - it seems as though one can still order a pair of MTO in Rum.

 

Talking to the sales staff at RM Perth today, they said it was possible, as did Boots Online when I emailed. I think stores would probably have some stock left from winter as well.

 

I ended up ordering a pair from Steve at Nungar and it was a great experience. He's very knowledgeable and happy to talk boots and specs over the phone so I was very happy with the service.

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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

In terms of RMWs pants, 

how does the lineman moleskin compare with the sueded drill? is the suede a better summer fabric or just a wannabe?

Moleskin fabric in jeans or trousers are a heavier weighted fabric ideal for winter temperatures and climates, while sueded drill is more for spring summer weather style of lighter fabric. I have both and depending on climate conditions and seasons, they match well with craftsman boots.
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