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post #3556 of 3941
I wouldn't want to wear a dress boot in the snow and ice purposely. That is what country boots are for !

I have worn my gardener boots in dry snow and ice conditions after applying as much Obenauf's LP as they could absorb. The leather was not a problem, in that it did not get waterlogged, but there is no real ankle support or insulation from the cold. The ribbed rubber sole was Ok for grip as I recall. The elastic sides were not a problem until you encounter at close quarters an ankle deep pool of semi-frozen slush at the kerbside.

My official heavy rain and snow boot is my Tricker's Grasmere, again treated with HDLP. Bulletproof thick leather with a commando grip sole. Horses for courses.
post #3557 of 3941

Thanks for the tips. My search for a quality chelsea boot that I can wear in the winter continues.

post #3558 of 3941
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Originally Posted by overtone View Post

Thanks for the tips. My search for a quality chelsea boot that I can wear in the winter continues.

One of the Blundstone warm & dry boots ?

I do like the look of the 584

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post #3559 of 3941
Tricker's Henry

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post #3560 of 3941
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Tricker's Henry

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I saw this but I wish it came without the broguing

post #3561 of 3941
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I saw this but I wish it came without the broguing

Trickers do MTO (Made To Order) boots, so you will be able to get them to make what you want. Drop them a line with your requirements and see what they can do.

RM Williams also do a MTO service, so maybe drop them the same requirements and see what they can do.
post #3562 of 3941

Quick question regarding colors. Are any choices beside black & chestnut restricted to special orders?

 

I want to order a pair of Craftsman for a very casual environment, e.g. jeans, so I'm not a fan of both very dark colors.

There's a couple of nice red or whiskey leather colors that I can see on bootsonline but... they're not actually selectable?

 

So how does that work?

 

And additionally, is the Stockman no longer produced?

post #3563 of 3941

Dark tan, whiskey and brown suede and usually come RTW. 

post #3564 of 3941
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Probably the neutral.
The code on the box/tag probably would - but since you've encountered a discrepancy between what the store person told you and the tag accompanying the boots themselves then who knows? Were they 2nds from a dfo outlet? Because the depot I've visited wasn't staffed by the most knowledgeable sales staff, just part-time young folks mostly and I guess the company doesn't see the need to train them as well as the real store staff, understandable I guess ("Do you have any blaxland models in stock?" "Oh the blaxland, yeah you don't want those, they use inferior leather compared to the top model, the craftsman" "... don't they both use yearling? and if so, would that be the comfort craftsman or the regular craftsman that's the top of the line?" -silence and a confused stare- "brass screwed sole? yeah I think that's like, a vintage thing that we don't make anymore" - I show them their most recent catalog- "oh"). They're know-what-you-want, fork over cash, get in/get out kinda dealios I guess. Maybe the one you went to was different?
I wonder how much RMW polish has changed over time?
Maybe it's just my 4 year old plastic container (and my funny eyes), but I don't really see any red in my chestnut polish. Just a dark and disheartening brown.
Some DT's I've seen have developed an nice, reddish hue with polish patina over many years, but I think those were polished with Kiwi's old dark tan.

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Speaking of chocolate, anyone notice how the chocolate colour differs from chestnut?

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Speaking of the latest catalog, it's nice to see RMW's showing now all the different side-elastic colours they offer for MTO's. Perhaps this shall produce some interesting results!

Can i just confirm that the the RM Williams NATURAL shoe polish is the same as a neutral that you guys refer to???

post #3565 of 3941
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Can i just confirm that the the RM Williams NATURAL shoe polish is the same as a neutral that you guys refer to???

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More importantly, what are the ingredients ?

Any number of makers are going to produce and label a neutral polish. It should be whiteish or cream coloured in the container and then brush and buff to a clear finish. Don't get fixated on RWM, instead look for a neutral polish with no harsh solvents or petroleum distillates that will dry out the leather. Something as readily available as KIWI should be good enough. Just remember to condition the leather occasionally and to use the polish sparingly and with lots of elbow grease.
post #3566 of 3941

This might be a weird question, but does anyone know if the comfort versions of different RMWs are actually "taller" all round than the regular versions? I mean, fitting the comfort insole in there and all, that should make less room for the foot, unless the last was somehow modified. I have been walking around in my comfort turnouts for a while, and I am starting to think they look quite a bit bulky.

post #3567 of 3941

Hi guys, I don't usually post much, but I thought I'd just throw something up which is testament to the quality of RM Williams boots. My friend had an upcoming occasion and he decided he wanted to wear his thrashed old RM Williams boots, so I gave him a hand polishing them up and taught him a simple polish method. I love my RM WIlliams boots, and these came up pretty sweet, too. Needless to say, he was chuffed.

 

 

post #3568 of 3941
What will they do when I send my suede craftmen's boots back to be resoled? Do they just resole them or will they steam clean the suede or clean them up at all? What about non suede boots?
post #3569 of 3941
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Originally Posted by Purpletiesto View Post

Hi guys, I don't usually post much, but I thought I'd just throw something up which is testament to the quality of RM Williams boots. My friend had an upcoming occasion and he decided he wanted to wear his thrashed old RM Williams boots, so I gave him a hand polishing them up and taught him a simple polish method. I love my RM WIlliams boots, and these came up pretty sweet, too. Needless to say, he was chuffed.

Good to see some well worn boots being shown some love.

Boot trees in the second image I assume ?
post #3570 of 3941
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