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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Just as we'll you didn't buy a pair of RMs then..
     
  2. Dr No

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    If I were to buy RMW it'd be the suede version
     
  3. brendonc

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    I'm using the Woodlore Epic Shoetrees in craftsmans and the forum special, and they are a good fit: http://www.amazon.com/Woodlore-Epic-Twin-Tube-Shoe/dp/B002VWKRE4
     
  4. dlind

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  5. corgi invasion

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    I have a problem with some Gardener boots that I bought in a size 9.5 G, they fitted well in the store, but have stretched over the past week, and I am thinking really, a half size smaller would have been perfect (I was told in the shop that they should fit perfectly from the first wear, but from reading parts of this forum I realize that this doesn't apply to the heavy greasy kip leather of the gardener boots). I have tried thicker socks to compensate, but this requires ankle socks over thick normal socks, and my feet get too hot and uncomfortable.

    I tested some foam innersoles from my old RMW stockyard boots in them, and that seemed to work perfectly, however I am wondering if having foam innersoles somehow voids the guarantee on the shoes when it comes to resoling? or if this somehow damages the shoes in wear?

    Any recommendations for a particular material or brand of insert would be appreciated.
     
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  6. milw50717

    milw50717 Well-Known Member

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    Inserts should not affect the guarantee or the ability to resole the boot. If sized/cut correctly they should not damage the boot either. I use scholl inserts, but really anything should be OK
     
  7. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    I happened to be in the Sydney George St store for the sales and noticed a new pair of boots I had never seen before with a spectacular leather and priced at AUD600.

    I asked about them and was informed they are made by the specialist old guy bootmakers who hand last/welt the top croc boots like were made for Clinton and Bush 43.

    The leather was a spectacular calf superior to any C&J handgrade or EGs whatever. Very impressed I was.

    Only available in the two brown and black colours.
     
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  8. Oli2012

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    Anyone know where you can get an online copy of the new '6 steps to care for your boots' rmw are doing?
     
  9. leaftors

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    Can someone post pics of h width boots for gardeners/wentworths or comment on this? I really like the round shaped toe but am afraid that the h width will make the toe boxy like blundstones 62's.
     
  10. milw50717

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  11. leaftors

    leaftors Member

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    Do you have any more pics like an aerial view?
     
  12. milw50717

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  13. larinda

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    Hi All,

    First post here. Great forum by the way.

    Has any one seen the RM williams Chifley shoes?
    http://www.nungar.com.au/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/48_50/products_id/183

    I wonder how they would compare to Allen Edmonds? Once I order a pair of AE from the States there isnt much difference. There is a local RM shop so I can get correct sizing that way as well.

    Thanking you,
    Larinda
     
  14. Lancair

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    I buy my boots at the twice-yearly stocktake clearance at Adelaide - I think they have similar sales in other Australian capital cities. Generally there's slim pickings of anything comfort/dynamic flex, but plenty of Blaxlands and my much-loved Greasy Kip Craftsmen (by the amount they have on stocktake, this view is not widely shared by RMs customers!)

    Boots online offers boots a good $100 ($70 if you need to add GST) below RRP if you have something particular in mind.
     
  15. Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles Active Member

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    Pulled the trigger on a pair of All Rounders in 9H. I sized down 0.5 instead of a full size based on complaints that the shoes run short. I was wondering if you think a 9H would be appropriate based upon some other shoe sizes Iwear, which are

    red wing iron rangers- 9.5 2e
    allen edmonds strand- 9.5 3e
    clarks db- 10
    chuck taylors- 10

    How does your RMs fit with respect to other popular shoes that people wear?
     
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  16. Passengerside

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    Hi all,

    Not sure if this is against the rules / spirit of the thread, but I have a near new pair of RM's that I'm looking to sell.

    They are a Christmas gift I purchased for myself, however after six wears, I now accept they are too large.

    Boots are a Craftsman Chestnust Yearling size 9.5. In great condition, and come in the original box. Can supply photos if needed.

    Any questions, please get in touch with me!
     
  17. Tck13

    Tck13 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about getting another pair of Boots but are the exchange rates the same?
     
  18. Braigaanton

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    Hi!

    I'm gonna travel in California (San fran, LA) in April, was wondering if anyone know any stores that sell RMW:s? they are so expensive to buy in sweden and i'd like to buy them in a store where i can try them on rather then order them on the internet
     
  19. lefty

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  20. wxxnxs

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    I got from company direct in Australia, just cost me about $260AUD.
     

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