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post #3331 of 4004

Obenauf leather oil - that's the one!

 

In that case, it's yearling leather and I would certainly try the leather oil first and see how it goes.

 

If you're looking to really protect the leather and well nigh waterproof it, you could slap some LP on afterwards.

Obenaufs recommends the leather oil first in order to nourish and condition the leather anyway.

 

Be aware that if you use the LP, it will almost certainly darken the chestnut colour to something almost black.

post #3332 of 4004

Here's a link to another thread showing a pair of Iron Rangers that I oiled and then slapped LP on.

 

You can really notice how dark they get with two coats of LP

 

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post #3333 of 4004

Greetings.

 

I know that I might come forth as lazy and that one should discover for himself which size is the most appropriate for him.

 

However, I'll throw my measurements out there and hope that someone with similar feet can provide me with their advice. As it is, I have no retailers close which could help me with sizing. I should also stress the fact that I don't own; any shoe, from any manufacturer, on a specific last, in a certain size - which I perceive to fit my feet like a glove.

 

Therefor (from sizeadvisors.com) I give you my measurements in mm.

 

 

                                  Left foot:             Right foot:
Length                     265                       261
Ball girth                  215                      210                     
Ball width                102                      100
Heel width               72                         70
Instep girth             240                      240
Heel girth                310                      310
 
My preference on lasts is that I want thin, sleek fitting without excessive room. I've looked at measurements for 7 G but have also contemplated a 7,5 F. Preferably a chiseled toe.
 
I'd also appreciate if anyone who understands physiology could explain why my right foot is smaller than my left. To make matters worse I'm right-footed and should hence have more muscular tissue in it.
 
It's a longshot but I hope that someone accomodates me.
 
Kind regards.

Edited by Silhouette - 8/18/13 at 8:05am
post #3334 of 4004

With such detailed measurements, you could always send them in to RM Williams and they'll get the right boot for you.

If you check out the made-to-order section of the catalogue, it asks for a trace of your foot as well as the measurements at the 'joint', 'lower instep', 'instep' and 'heel'.

 

I think the sleekest last on a chisel toe would be the craftsman with a nailed leather sole. Can't remember the exact last number for the craftsman though sorry.

post #3335 of 4004
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Originally Posted by SpeedBird View Post

Sooner or later in time, it will be in LVMH's hands 100% I imagine, but until then enjoy. At present who knows what direction in pricing it will go, but looking at how the prices go up, it rises every 6 months, with every new season. Where will it end???

It may or it may not. Nobody can say at present. As of right now, though, it's still in Australian hands, and I hope it remains that way.
post #3336 of 4004
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Originally Posted by DesmondD View Post

With such detailed measurements, you could always send them in to RM Williams and they'll get the right boot for you.

If you check out the made-to-order section of the catalogue, it asks for a trace of your foot as well as the measurements at the 'joint', 'lower instep', 'instep' and 'heel'.

 

I think the sleekest last on a chisel toe would be the craftsman with a nailed leather sole. Can't remember the exact last number for the craftsman though sorry.

 

Greetings.

 

Thought I'd follow upp your suggestion with a result that might puzzle or clarify things for other readers and potential buyers.

 

I did as you proposed and emailed RM Williams directly. A Customer Service Manager named John McMillan responded within a short period of time. I had copy-pasted my conversation here at styleforum and it all came down to the question - "I've looked at measurements for 7 G but have also contemplated a 7,5 F. Preferably a chiseled toe. What should I pick? Given my provided measurements". Mr McMillans reply was "Johan based on the supplied measurements you would be a 7F."

 

So here I am about to make a MTO with bootsonline.com seeing as F isn't available at any retailer in Europe that I've visited online. I never thought that 7 F could've been appropriate for me. I perceive my feet as to be of normal width or slightly wider than most feet are. If Mr McMillans suggestion is applicable for other brands and lasts as well, then it will revolutionize my shoe-wardrobe. So far I've only worn 6,5 G (Cheaney), 7 E on 337 (C&J, which I perceive to be narrow and long) and these sizes have been 'ok' as opposed to previous recommended sizes of 7,5 or even 8 UK E (which I regretfully hold some in stock and need to offset).

 

Kind regards,

Johan.

post #3337 of 4004
I find that their sizing seems to be pretty similar to the Loake 1880 range, maybe a pinch wider. Perhaps you could find a pair.
post #3338 of 4004
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

I find that their sizing seems to be pretty similar to the Loake 1880 range, maybe a pinch wider. Perhaps you could find a pair.

 

Good suggestion. Loake 1880 is actually one of the manufacturers and/or product-lines that I've previously discarded because I haven't found the quality of uppers and existing lasts to be attractive. I will try to find something beneath full RRP.

post #3339 of 4004

@Silhouette - Hmmm that certainly is a pickle... but I'd probably be inclined to trust the suggestion from Mr Macmillan if you're not able to get to a store and try a pair.

 

If it helps you at all, my feet are approximately 275mm long and I found the 8.5F to be a good, snug fit. 9F fit nicely as well. I have reasonably narrow feet and the G width was ok, but F was more snug.

 

If you have the time to read through, this thread contains that many questions about sizing, I'm sure you could find a few stories about fit from folk with similarly sized feet to yours.

post #3340 of 4004
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Originally Posted by DesmondD View Post

@Silhouette - Hmmm that certainly is a pickle... but I'd probably be inclined to trust the suggestion from Mr Macmillan if you're not able to get to a store and try a pair.

 

If it helps you at all, my feet are approximately 275mm long and I found the 8.5F to be a good, snug fit. 9F fit nicely as well. I have reasonably narrow feet and the G width was ok, but F was more snug.

 

If you have the time to read through, this thread contains that many questions about sizing, I'm sure you could find a few stories about fit from folk with similarly sized feet to yours.

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

You wearing 8,5 makes sense as, according to RM Williams, every half size up or down in length estimates 0,5 or -0,5 cm. I wonder if I should pick 7,5 F myself after all. No matter. How much do your feet measure in width? What do you wear in other lasts by other manufacturers?

post #3341 of 4004

Oh I don't really wear lasts by other 'known' manufacturers haha - don't have any decent shoes really.

 

However I wear:

US10 in Chucks (with a thick insole) - could go down to a 9.5 if I wanted

US10.5 in Nike running shoes (with orthotics)

US 10 in Sanuk boat shoes

US9.5 in Sperry Topsider A/O

US 9 in Redwing Iron Ranger

post #3342 of 4004

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has had any recent experience with Nungar Trading Co. I placed an order for a pair of comfort craftsman boots with them on Sunday but I have yet to receive any confirmation from them in terms of shipping costs and the like. Have any of you dealt with them? What are their turnaround times like for orders?

post #3343 of 4004

^ I placed an order with them about a week ago as well.

Spoke to Steve on the phone and talked about options for a bit, then placed the order and got a confirmation email pretty well straight away.

I think for MTO, he charges the shipping (and everything else) when he receives the boots from the factory.

 

If you are able to phone him up, it certainly seems that you're more likely to get a response than email.

post #3344 of 4004
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If they fit well, you'll love them and have them for years...and a 2 month wait won't matter. I ordered a Goodwear Leather jacket in March...2012. I should be getting the call in the next month to have it made. I was given a 12-15 month wait time and it has even exceeed that. Only 2 months? Please! biggrin.gif

 

Yeah I knew I was being petty, but that doesn't mean I'm not super excited to get my RMs. I wanted them for the first week of September, but I don't think that's gonna happen. Anyway, I think for me the desire would be gone after 16 months. I mean there are definitely things I've wanted for that long—I've wanted a wax cotton jacket for 2 years now but I still havent pulled the trigger on one. But I don't think I'd be as happy when I finally got one as I would if I had placed the order so long ago, so I admire your patience, and your maturity. I want instant gratification, and I'm annoyed when I can't get it.

post #3345 of 4004
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Originally Posted by icekachang View Post

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has had any recent experience with Nungar Trading Co. I placed an order for a pair of comfort craftsman boots with them on Sunday but I have yet to receive any confirmation from them in terms of shipping costs and the like. Have any of you dealt with them? What are their turnaround times like for orders?

Nungar in my experience has a history of spotty communication at best, but trustworthy nonetheless.
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