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post #3751 of 3962
Superb, Emile. Congrats on the purchase.
post #3752 of 3962
Thank you so much guys...that's great to hear. Yes I really preferred this colour.

As RMW don't make a Rum colour polish, would it be best to just use neutral?
post #3753 of 3962
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Originally Posted by Patek View Post


I looked those up, they are terrible with rubber soles etc. I work in a bank and need a dressier boot with either topies or Vibram style soles.

 

Get the Dynamic Flex boots.

 

 

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


Blundstone style 059 is a dressier looking boot with square chiseled toe and less chunky sole.


Why not get a heavy boot for the commute and leave the dress shoes/boots at work, changing at the start and end of the day?

 

No. Dynamic Flex is the answer here. 

 

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Originally Posted by Emile View Post

After many many weeks reading this forum, today I recieved my first pair of RM Williams Boots! MTO Blaxland (Craftsman with rubber sole) in Rum Yearling.

I have a couple of questions about their appearance though:

1. If anyone else has Rum is this mottled appearance normal for Rum?

2. Is it usual for boots to arrive with a few scuffs and scratches around the elastic ankle stitching? Am I being too particular? Will these just buff out?

Thank you for you help.



 

 

These are beautiful. I may have to MTO a pair of Dynamic Flax in this color if it's doable.

post #3754 of 3962

Have customs charges from AUS to the US been discussed here already?

post #3755 of 3962
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Originally Posted by Emile View Post

Thank you so much guys...that's great to hear. Yes I really preferred this colour.

As RMW don't make a Rum colour polish, would it be best to just use neutral?

I'd probably just use mid brown cream (I prefer cream to polish). Will help to cover scuffs and give the leather a bit of a drink at the same time.
post #3756 of 3962

Afternoon All,

 

I have just received a paid of comfort craftsmen for my birthday. They're in a distressed leather in the colour 'driftwood'. I was just wondering what I should do to care for these? The leather is a little suede like so I'm not sure if i should condition them, or just keep them clean.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

post #3757 of 3962

Are they perchance made from nubuck leather? Do you have photos?

post #3758 of 3962
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Originally Posted by titsmcgee852 View Post
 

Are they perchance made from nubuck leather? Do you have photos?

They call it 'full grain distressed leather' I assume it's similar to nubuck, but, don't know enough about leather to be 100% sure. I'm unable to post picture of my shoes right now, but, these boots are made from exactly the same leather:

 

post #3759 of 3962

I suppose you could call nubuck a distressed leather being as it's just leather that has been sanded, but I'm not sure why they wouldn't just call it nubuck. 

post #3760 of 3962
Nubuck and distressed are completely different things. Nubuck is always cheap leather with the top grain sanded off. Distressed leather is just a special way of tanning the leather that lends a somewhat uneven and mottled appearance, but is still has the top grain intact. Those are not nubuck, they are distressed. Rmw does not sell any nubuck as far as I know.

As for conditioning, I would just use their saddle dressing, but be aware that that will change the finish somewhat, and make them look less distressed and smoother. I am not sure what would be best if you do not want to change the finish at all though.
post #3761 of 3962

Why would it always be cheap leather? If you use a shit leather, you're still going to get loose grain creasing and ugly creasing and it will be obvious that it's bad quality leather. Regardless, you can distress a leather post-tanning by immersing it in water, stretching and contorting the leather, etc. Perhaps you meant that RMW's distressed leather is achieved by tanning?

post #3762 of 3962
Just to be clear I stated that nubuck was made from cheap leather, not the distressed leathers. Cheap does not neccessaringly mean loose grain, they just use scarred parts of hide that are unsuitable for full-grain leather and sand off the top to remove these imperfections. It would be much more expensive and somewhat wasteful to make nubuck out of nice hides. Same goes for the cheap corrected grain shoes.

As for the distressing, that one looks like it is done in tanning, that said I'm no expert in leather tanning. But I beleive usually when companies distress with water they do it after the shoe is lasted and it gives the shoes a creased, beat up look. On the other hand many leathers are "distressed" (not true distressing like what is done with the water) by special oils in tanning which leaves the leather with a mottled appearance. It is my understanding that leathers like red wings "copper rough and tough" are done this way. Which has a similar mottled finish with a bit of a nep, like the Rmw's above.
post #3763 of 3962
Is there a way to prevent the lateral wrinkles that seem to form on these boots at the top of the foot? I like how these boots look new but am worried they'll lose their smooth finish quickly
post #3764 of 3962
You can always walk on your hands.
post #3765 of 3962

Use a pen to crease the crease you want....

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