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If you need to re-sole, then do it quick, as re-sole price will also be increased as well. I have seen it from $99.95 3 years ago to $150 now, and soon it might increase to $180.

 

So re-size from 12.5H to 11.5H costs $200, including a re-sole.  Had no choice, decided to pay for it for the first of two.

 

Whilst I was there, the staff advised that if I wanted to get Craftsman in French Veal Calf, Black, it'd cost the price of the shoe ($495) plus the uplift cost of the leather ($50 for French Veal Calf) and a service fee ($30).

 

Guess I'll be forced to pay $575 for a pair of dress orientated black boots from RMW, as they're still made by the same people with no extra features bar a financial raping of my bank account by LVMH.

 

Starting to wish RMW was sold to Oroton Group - not sure if that'd have been better though.

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Hey all,

 

Further to Mathyoo's post from a week or so ago:

 

I went to another Sydney RM store to ask whether they still offer MTO. The response was an immediate 'Yes' with no other details given aside from 'here are the leathers available'(pointing to the swatch booklet). Interestingly, when I asked if the service was being scaled back, she said 'Big time. We don't know when exactly, the Sydney (George St) store probably knows more, but it is definitely happening and it could happen at any time'.

Given what the Customer Service reps are saying to other forum members, I suspect that if one still wanted MTO they might have a better chance ordering from a store then via the Head Office (who by the sounds of it are already saying the service is no longer on offer). 

I'm not sure where this leaves our international friends. I'd be interested to know if RM Williams stores abroad were still offering the service right now.

 

Also, seeing the new 'Adelaide' cut up-close made me wish I was a girl. Sort of. LOL

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Does anyone know about how much shipping is charged for one pair of boots from Nungar to the USA? I can't seem to get an email response from them, and the online store just says something like flat rate determined later.

 

Thanks!

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I wear Carmina 9 in Oscar, and Allen Edmonds 9.5E Park Avenue. For whatever reason, the Craftsman just doesn't seem to agree with my feet. I tried everything from 8 to 10.5 in G and H, but the part where the boots start to taper puts a fair bit of pressure on my pinky toes. Oh well, with the price hike, I can justify choosing a different pair of Chelseas.
Edited by 1cat2cats - 2/3/16 at 9:16pm
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Suggestions for waterproofing Gardners? Is it an ok idea and any suggestions regarding products and application?
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Suggestions for waterproofing Gardners? Is it an ok idea and any suggestions regarding products and application?

Obenaufs LP
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I'm looking for some shoe trees in Australia and it seems like a lot of them are just rebranded versions of a generic product. According to RM Williams my 10.5G craftsman boots are a 45.5 euro sizing. Should I be buying a 46/47 tree like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-of-Cedar-Wood-Shoe-Tree-Shaper-EU-46-47-AU-12-13-New-NB-Not-a-Stretcher-/201445922758?hash=item2ee71cd7c6:g:p-IAAOSwhcJWGEqe

 

or go for something similar but in a 44/45? I don't want to stretch the boots out of their current width.

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Hey. I wear 8G comfort craftsman and bought the M size from here. Took a risk with getting them in to Australia though.

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Excellent thread.

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Obenaufs LP

Thanks. I assume that you've used it and had success? Does it matter if I put the product on when the shoes are new?
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I have used it many times. Apply it when you want your boots to be water resistant-proof. Be sure to wipe off any excess and then after a few days hit with polish if you want some shine, otherwise burnish with a brush
Edited by milw50717 - 2/10/16 at 8:45pm
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Just got my MTO chestnut craftsmans in the mail. The leather is very nice but not sure how they will stand up to my black craftsmans with dynamic flex sole for office wear. The leather sole makes it feel like I'm skating on carpet!

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Does anybody happen to have any of the previous RMW catalogs saved as PDFs that they could share with me?

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The leather sole makes it feel like I'm skating on carpet!

You could score the leather sole with a knife or key.

Alternatively, look at getting some Topys (a thin rubber sole) applied. Cheap and easy to apply and replace once worn through.
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Scoring works well for leather soles
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