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post #721 of 3962
The only thing I don't like about the nailed sole is, I don't know where to get it replaced when the time comes.
post #722 of 3962
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Originally Posted by undarted View Post
I just got my FSM chelsea boots. Awesome, but I think I'm going to go for a wider fit. Sator was right on in everything, but I think I'm going to go for the relaxed formula next.

Wow nice pics. But how did it happen that you got the wrong size but you still feel the sizing guide was right?
post #723 of 3962
Oh, I didn't mean to give the impression that these are the wrong size. I tried them on and they felt more snug than I'd like. I like a little room in my shoes, just a personal preference.
post #724 of 3962
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Oh, I didn't mean to give the impression that these are the wrong size. I tried them on and they felt more snug than I'd like. I like a little room in my shoes, just a personal preference.

I hope my guide is now clear enough to accommodate to personal preferences like this now. Before it was like 'this is your correct size' now it is more a la carte to suit individual tastes.
post #725 of 3962
Nice pics, jml. Can I trouble you for a straight profile shot of the boot, showing the height of the toebox? Thanks.
post #726 of 3962
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Nice pics, jml. Can I trouble you for a straight profile shot of the boot, showing the height of the toebox? Thanks.

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post #727 of 3962
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Nice pics, jml. Can I trouble you for a straight profile shot of the boot, showing the height of the toebox? Thanks.

Thanks for the compliment, but I didn't take the pictures, nor was I the one with the boots.
post #728 of 3962
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Thanks for the compliment, but I didn't take the pictures, nor was I the one with the boots.

Oops. Undarted, let's have them.
post #729 of 3962
Thanks, although I didn't do anything but take pictures. Rm Williams, Steve at Nungar, and Sator deserve the props for putting together these chelseas.

Grimslade, I'll try to get some more pictures up as soon as I can.

Btw, has anybody else compared these to other chelseas? Compared to the crockett and jones chelseas at barneys, I think these are a lot nicer. I think the welted lip and the seam below the elastic made the C&J seem a little unrefined in comparison to the FSM.

Quick question: are there any other makes of chelsea boots that are comparable to the RM Williams FSM at a similar price? Should I try anything else before placing my second order?
post #730 of 3962
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Quick question: are there any other makes of chelsea boots that are comparable to the RM Williams FSM at a similar price? Should I try anything else before placing my second order?

The short answer is no, not really. I think that was one of the umpeti of this thread. Though Grenson makes or made a whole-cut chelsea that has some similarities.
post #731 of 3962
Hello! Just wondering if anyone has shipped boots from Oz to the UK and what the customs charges are? From what I can work out its 8% import duty plus 17.5% V.A.T. on top, making it almost prohibitive. Have I got this wrong?
post #732 of 3962
A great trove of information; thank you Sator and others who have contributed.
I ordered two pairs of RM's from Barry at Bootsonline a couple of years ago.. Both Yearling Turnouts, one chestnut and one tan. The tan color was MTO. I normally wear a 10 C/D, and Barry recommended a 9 standard width.
They arrived very quickly via DHL and fit like gloves. Customer service from Barry was outstanding in all respects.
These boots are tools for me, as I train horses. They are sturdy but comfortable, and have held up well to abuse. Barry talked me out of the kangaroo leather, saying that it would not hold up to the severe indignities of horse training. My only complaint would be that the Yearling leather is not struck through.
I've had every type and brand of custom boots; nothing compares to RM Williams for fit, comfort, and quality of construction.
post #733 of 3962
Lute, have the elastic sides on yours stretched out at all? A lot of used RMs I see are completely blown out in that area.
post #734 of 3962
RM Williams chelsea boots are really good value in the long run. I bought two pairs in 94 one of which is still regularly used after having them heeled and soled probably 8 - 10 times they just get better with age. It's worth getting rm williams themselves to repair/re heel them evertime if you can afford it ( pricey ) or after 5 years or so if your budget doesn't stretch.

Incidently I can honestly say that the only time I've ever been speechless with the quality of aftersales care was with them in their London store a few years ago. I went in with a one pair that was clearly very used and had been re soled maybe 10 times at local places and I just wanted advice. I mentioned that the heel was uncomfortable due to a nail head protuding and that they had always been like that. He had them sent to Australia to be stripped and resoled completely free of charge ! They were like brand new with teh creases when returned.

Quality boot, quality service.

Btw the brown chelsea boot round toed looks great with jeans.
post #735 of 3962
"Tarmac;663043] Lute, have the elastic sides on yours stretched out at all? A lot of used RMs I see are completely blown out in that area."


My gores have held up very well, despite the horse sweat.
But then, I don't walk in my boots...
Probably the constant flexing of the elastic while walking might wear them out quicker.
RM has the best quality gore elastic I've ever seen.
I would love to find out who supplies this stuff to them.
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