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post #4471 of 4703
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Originally Posted by phivoj View Post
 

Hi there!

 

After reading through the SF quite some time, I finally decided to sign up after I purchased a pair of suede Turnouts while visiting Perth for a couple of days.

To be honest, I never heard of RMW before (shame on me) but what can I say - these boots are amazing. And with 200A$ (for all suedes at the waterfront outlet store) a real bargain, since that makes only 130€. The only thing what confuses me (a bit) is the sole. All pictures I could find show a different sole on the Turnouts (or most of the models) accept the Adelaide for women. The soles on my Turnouts only have the 2 lines of golden letters and no logo (neither on the leather nor the heel).  Is it just an aesthetic difference or are these different soles after all? Anyway, the shoes just feel great, only one toe feels a bit snug but I think that will disappear after breaking them in. 

 

 

 

That's what the sole looks like:

 

That shade of suede looks FANTASTIC! 

post #4472 of 4703

Has anyone seen the Rum leather recently from any MTO purchases? Once I get my suede Craftsmans sold (hopefully) I want to get a different toe shape in a Rum makeup. I've read some various things about the quality of the smooth leathers and wanted to see if anyone had recent experience to compare to some of their older ones. 

post #4473 of 4703
Mate that is an awesome boot. I agree that the suede looks fantastic. You don't often see the suedes at the outlet as the sheer number of yearling craftsman in production meaning that more often than not, an outlet is wall to wall chestnut! That's if you can even find one as they shut the Sydney one down ages ago. I have the Turnout also and think it's a great option. Regarding the soles, my only guess is that this might be the standard RM Williams sole going forward, and that we associate it with the Adelaide a bit because that brand new style started rolling it out first(so naturally there are more pictures of the sole on that particular boot). Again, that's just a guess.
Enjoy the boots!
post #4474 of 4703
Anyone knows this is repairable? The shoe is wearing where my little toe is.

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So I had a chat with the guys in one of the stores, they've advised that MTO boots using French Veal Calf are no longer available.  You can only do MTO with Kangaroo or Yearling.

 

Wonder who else does similar quality boots, given that RM Williams has become ridiculous (under the stewardship of LVMH).

post #4476 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post

Anyone knows this is repairable? The shoe is wearing where my little toe is.

 

Is that a tear coming from underneath, or is it on the surface? Hard to tell from the picture. 

post #4477 of 4703
HI,

Which RM Williams model is the sleekest and for business? I saw they don't have French Veal anymore. I'm not a fan of the rounded toe and looking at the chisled toe...so would that be the normal Craftsman? Also I'm a French 8E...would that translate to a US 9 just to ensure I fit? In the US I wear 9.5 running shoes.

Thanks,
DP
post #4478 of 4703

I think the sleekest wouold be the Macquarie but it is a round toe. I wear both the Macquarie and the Comfort Craftsman with suits and they are both fine. Black Macquarie looks more formal and the chestnut craftsman just a slightly more relaxed look, especially if you bin the tie later in the day.

post #4479 of 4703
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Originally Posted by LordPave View Post

So I had a chat with the guys in one of the stores, they've advised that MTO boots using French Veal Calf are no longer available.  You can only do MTO with Kangaroo or Yearling.

Wonder who else does similar quality boots, given that RM Williams has become ridiculous (under the stewardship of LVMH).

What they are trying to do is making you upgrade onto the 'Signature' craftsman boot which is French Veal Calf. Its the pricey one which makes the most profit for the group. Its all about the marketing these days I am afraid.
post #4480 of 4703

Hi Folks,

 

About 2 years ago I purchased a size 12G Henley boot. It's finally time to add another pair. I was keen on getting some Dynamic Flex Craftsmen. I went into a store to try some 12G's on and they were very tight and my toes felt squished. Unfortunately they didn't have a 13 or a 12H for me to try. 

 

Do you think it would be worthwhile going into the larger size in a H? I don't remember my first pair being so tight when I first got them. I do have quite a wide foot, so maybe the H would be a better option.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #4481 of 4703
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Originally Posted by Tavers View Post

Hi Folks,

About 2 years ago I purchased a size 12G Henley boot. It's finally time to add another pair. I was keen on getting some Dynamic Flex Craftsmen. I went into a store to try some 12G's on and they were very tight and my toes felt squished. Unfortunately they didn't have a 13 or a 12H for me to try. 

Do you think it would be worthwhile going into the larger size in a H? I don't remember my first pair being so tight when I first got them. I do have quite a wide foot, so maybe the H would be a better option.

Thanks in advance.
Hey Tavers.
If the G fitting Henley worked for you width-wise, I'd stick with that and just size up for the extra length. The taper of craftsman profile sounds like it's just enough to crowd your toes(it does with me too), and is a problem you don't have on the Henley due to the higher toe box. You get 4.2mm of length with each half-size up. I think a 12.5 or 13 G would serve you well
post #4482 of 4703

Thanks for that mate. I should have tried on the 13. I was going to try some on at the RM store, but they were packed and pretty much ignored me in the 5 mins I stood there.

Seems the half sizes are MTO these days. I might benefit from the entire size up as the toe did seem rather narrow.

I want to buy them from DJ since they price match. Unfortunately RM denied me that.

post #4483 of 4703

Cool, no problems mate.

 

Yeah in that case you should be fine with the full size up. I've also used innersoles in the past the get the fit just that little bit better so there's always that option too.

 

Doesn't surprise me about the lacklustre instore service. It's not the best experience I've had either, especially given the price of the product.

 

All the best finding the new boots. Exciting stuff!

post #4484 of 4703

Hey Guys,

 

I know many of you are probably on the mailing list anyway, but I just saw that RM have free domestic and international shipping for the next (almost) 48 hours.

 

Fineprint:

'Promotion begins 8:00 am AEST Tuesday 28th June 2016 and ends 8:00 am AEST Thursday 28th of June 2016, is only available online at rmwilliams.com.au, not available in store. Free delivery is available to 58 countries as listed online at: http://www.rmwilliams.com.au/shipping/Footer_shipping.html . Free delivery is available on all items online at rmwilliams.com.au including sale stock, not available in conjunction with any other offer, unless otherwise stated.'

post #4485 of 4703

Hello,

Yesterday I started a new thread concerning vesta leather, which I later realized was stupid since this thread already exists. My question was:

 

How do I properly care for RM Williams boots made from vesta leather?

 

The scarce info I've been able to find online is that you should never use leather conditioner, without any explanation as to why. Also that you're supposed to apply leather and saddle dressing when needed.

 

However; I really want to polish them with colored shoe cream to cover up scuffs and create a nice patina. I went to my cobbler who sold me some brown Saphir cream, but are now thinking that it may somehow ruin the quality of the Vesta leather since the product has some conditioning effects.

 

Anyone with experience who can give me some advice? It would be much appreciated.

 

/John

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