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Ankle Boot Porn! Here are mine, show me some of yours?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Soph, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. saint

    saint Senior member

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    I just bought a pair of R.M. Williams Craftsman boots from Orvis at 50% off their original price of $350, less a 20% off coupon I had from them, so $140 +shipping and taxes. Not sure what sizes are left, but its worth checking as they are significantly cheaper than ordering from Australia.
     


  2. grimslade

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    I just bought a pair of R.M. Williams Craftsman boots from Orvis at 50% off their original price of $350, less a 20% off coupon I had from them, so $140 +shipping and taxes. Not sure what sizes are left, but its worth checking as they are significantly cheaper than ordering from Australia.


    From the Orvis Web site? I don't see them there.
     


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    kali77 Senior member

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    From the Orvis Web site? I don't see them there.

    I don't see them either[​IMG]
     


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    What is the fit like on RM Williams boots? Are they true to size or do you go up/down a half or whole size? Are they comfortable?
     


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    Sator, thanks for your extensive post, including the sizing information.

    Soph, I think my first pair of Williams chelseas will be black. I know it's boring, but I already own brown boots, including brown chelsea boots.
     


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    Thanks. I wonder why they're hidden...

    It's a good price. Too bad they don't have wide widths... [​IMG]


    Actually, they are no longer available. Bummer.
     


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    Actually, they are no longer available. Bummer.

    Some sizes are still available. Unfortunately, they no longer have my size, a US 12.
     


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    These are my newest -- and now favorite -- ankle boots... button shoes. I had to go to Vienna to get them! This shoemaker has made the same model shoe continually since 1912.
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    kabert Senior member

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    Ben Silver has carried R.M. Williams boots for years. Available through their catalog. Perhaps online too.
     


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    I have a pair of RM Williams French Veil Calf Craftsman in Chestnut and love them. They are extremely comfortable, attractive, versatile, well-made shoes.

    I ordered mine from Boots Online and I would highly recommend them. Even if you factor in international shipping and currency conversion fee they're about $50-$150 cheaper than retail in the United States. Shipping was quicker than I expected too: It took about a week to get them from Australia to Chicago.

    Back to the shoes: be aware the Veil Calf leather is somewhat delicate. I was helping my father move some furniture and managed to scrape the surface layer off a tiny portion of my left boot [​IMG] . It now has a 20mm by 3mm scar that's been polished over, but still noticeable upon closer inspection. It gave the boots a bit of character but as a matter of personal taste I would have preferred the leather to remain immaculate.

    Speaking of which, if anyone has any leather tear/scratch repair advice or information I'd love to know.
     


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    I just noticed that RM Williams makes a buckle-strap ankle boot. Anyone own a pair? Are they as nice as they look on the Williams Web site?
     


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    I just noticed that RM Williams makes a buckle-strap ankle boot. Anyone own a pair? Are they as nice as they look on the Williams Web site?

    The Jodphurs? Those look really good.
     


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