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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. davidle24

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    Thanks for the tip! I've seen pairs that are 15 years old and they look brand new. Hope I can keep mine in good condition!
     
  2. Webbo

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    What are people's views on the Kingsvale, specifically in kangaroo? Same level of comfort as the CC? Are they the same fitting as the yearling comfort craftsman? I take the 10.5 H in CC but everywhere I read that you should size down in width with Kangaroo so I would be 10.5 G?
     
  3. jksgoh55

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    Just picked up a pair of black comfort craftsman.

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    Its a slippery slope, this RM Williams boot stuff haha

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  4. jksgoh55

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    Do you mean the leather conditioner every couple of months? RM williams states every 6 weeks in humid conditions or if looking dry.
     
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  5. davidle24

    davidle24 Member

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    Tell me about it, I just picked up Comfort Craftsman chestnut today. Less than a week after my black ones arrived.
     
  6. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    I found after I got a black and a chestnut I was sweet.

    I picked up a pair of suede Kingsvales a year down the track.
     
  7. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    I was a little saddened to see RM Williams Rigger boot disappear from its catalogue.

    Beautiful shoe, definitely on par with Redwings etc.

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    They released it in biscuit last year which might have to do with its fall in popularity.
     
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  8. AAJJLLPP

    AAJJLLPP Well-Known Member

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    RM Williams would most likely still do a MTO pair, if you really want a set.
     
  9. Oli2012

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    It's not so much that I'm after a pair, more disappointed that RMWs seems to be going down a chelsea only route.
     
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  10. jksgoh55

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    I just checked the 2015 spring/summer catalogue, the Riggers are certainly still there.
     
  11. dan1255

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    6 weeks, 8 weeks, it's not an exact science.
    They're just boots after all & most farmers would be rolling around on the floor laughing anyway at the thought of conditioning them at any time in their life!
     
  12. Oli2012

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    My apologies.

    It disappeared from the website so I expected the worst.

    They've been experimenting a lot with lace up shoes - they never seem to last more than a season.
     
  13. Tck13

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    I recently got my boots back from being resoled. Is it normal for them to feel a little bit smaller? They seem to be a little shorter in length.
     
  14. wxxnxs

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    That's normal, I got told by their staff, it will changed very tiny once they get resoled.
     
  15. dan1255

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    Hi, When they re-sole a pair of boots, they do place them back on the original last to ensure they are sized back to the original fitting.
    Any 'tightness' is probably due to the process taking out some of the slack your wear had created. They should go back to feeling like a perfect fit in no time at all.
    I can't really explain any difference to the length though if this is what you are experiencing.
     
  16. patrick_b

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    I can't speak to the UK but I ordered two pair of craftsman from Barry at Bootsonline and paid ~$250 (vs ~$475 at the NY RMW store) and paid no duty or fee. Note, this was several yrs ago.
     
  17. cmd06

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    Can someone please identify the two brown Craftsman boots here? What leather are they? I have Chestnut in yearling and (light) Tan in veal calf along with a pair in black and burgundy-brown from another company. I need something in between the Chestnut (which is a very dark brown) and the Tan (light orangey brown). The two boots here look lovely for that in-between role.
     
  18. OREO

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    Does anyone have any experience with R.M Williams Belts? I'v got my eye on the salt water crocodile belt and i'm wondering about the quality, feel etc
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  19. Dr P00b

    Dr P00b Well-Known Member

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    I have the standard leather belt in the same style. The quality is fantastic, in a rugged way. I don't wear it much anymore as I don't like the two big shiny tail loops, preferring a more subtle look. If you like that look though, fire away!
     
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  20. jksgoh55

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    Hi cmd06

    The one on the left is tan in yearling, the middle is the signature (French calf) in dark tan (the dark tan seemed to have quite a different colour depending if you go the signatures or the yearling, well when i compared them in the store that is).

    Re the leathers. The yearling is great, but the signatures are on another level.
    interestingly i got a pair of "ballinga" lace up shoes from RMW (seasonal) which are also apparently french calf, but the leather is no way near as nice as the signatures.
     
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