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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sator, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Shows how often you visit SF. The Aussies have their own thread cobber.
     
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  2. Brock Zeigler

    Brock Zeigler Active Member

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    R.M. Williams Craftsman Boots
     
  3. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Well-Known Member

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    Are they still offering a jodphur boot? I love these but could not find on their website.
     
  4. Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles Active Member

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    Thinking of getting a pair of All Rounders

    http://www.rmwilliams.com.au/home.a...D867E83DD6A086&producttypeid=3AECD6850AE70656

    I've looked around the boards for sizing information and for reference, I wear:

    9.5 EEE AE Strand
    9.5 EEE AE Clifton
    9.5 in RW Beckman (Gentleman's Traveler)- even though the D width is too tight on me
    10 in Converse
    11 in Adidas Samba

    Based upon what I've been reading, it appears the 9 H is what I should go with.

    Thoughts please?
     
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  5. Brock Zeigler

    Brock Zeigler Active Member

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    Just ordered a pair of All Rounders from the Stable House Door in Australia a few weeks ago. Can't wait to get them!!
     
  6. silkman

    silkman Active Member

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    My Aussie friend Jules made RMs known to me. One piece leather and all.

    Here are mine, craftsmans in chestnut with cuban heel, bought in 2005/6 with regular use since. They have been treated about a month ago with RM chestnut cream @ a street "polisher" (don't know the exact word) near work. Generally I treat them 1-2 times per year. Never used trees on them.

    Love em. [​IMG]

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  7. Trapp

    Trapp Well-Known Member

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    Lanclair - Any chance of seeing photos of your craftsman in greasy kip? I'm of a similar mind in that I generally find the yearling and other leathers a little dressy for casual/denim. I really like the tough greasy kip that I've seen on their workboots and imagine it would be very nice and versatile on the craftsmen.
     
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  8. Trapp

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    ..meant to quote this for context.
     
  9. donaldh

    donaldh New Member

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    Width question. I tried on a pair of gardener boots in 7.5H and they were still a little too narrow. Does anyone know how the Tambo would compare to the gardener H?
     
  10. Grayland

    Grayland Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever consider having their RMW Craftsman's re-heeled with a slightly lower heel? I love everything about my Craftsmans...except I find the heel height a bit high - cowboy boot like. Most of the other Chelsea boots I've seen usually have a lower heel. Would this screw up the "balance" of the boot in any way? Say 1/4-inch or so lower.
     
  11. Oli2012

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    So long as you take it to an RMW certified cobbler I couldn't see the problem. Admittedly though despite being one prone to IBS I've never had a problem with the stock heel as it is.
     
  12. Frankie22

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    Do they still do a Jodphur?
     
  13. wesos

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    Yes, there is a jodhpur-type boot. Google "rm williams stockman". Aka "buckle boot".

    It is only Made-to-Order, unless you can get to the one Sydney store which has them in stock. On top of the MTO premium, it is also more expensive than the elastic-sided boots as it requires more leather and time to manufacture.

    Bloody great boot!
     
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  14. apropos

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    Don't waste your money - just get a C&J Cottesmore, you'll be happy you did.
     
  15. sridhar3

    sridhar3 Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to find where to buy these. Barney's has 'em, but they're in black and not in my size. [​IMG]
     
  16. Frankie22

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    Thanks guys... will prob just pick up the CJ's in NYC next week. Cant be hassled to go through all the trouble via RW ( wish I had the patience because they are nice)!
     
  17. Chaos_Cow

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    To confirm - nobody knows anywhere in the states to get nailed sole resoled? I want to make sure before going back to RM Williams to pay full freight to Australia.
     
  18. Lear

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    All my leather soles are kept as nature intended, except the nailed RM's. First thing I did was slap on a Topy. So thin and slight in profile, that you can hardly notice. Couldn't bear the thought of sending back to Australia. Most cobblers in London reckon the nails are purely cosmetic, and that they can resole in a jiffy :brick:

    Lear
     
  19. JackFlash

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    FYI there is an RM Williams brick and mortar store in NYC.
     
  20. sammy

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    Which retailers provide the best price and service? Thinking of ordering the Lachlan boot.
     

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