RM Williams at Shoemart/eBay

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  1. Rolo

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    Please note that the sizes listed are US sizes not Au. Picked up a pair in chestnut.
    Thanks for the info.
     


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    They look like a good deal.
     


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    Please note that the sizes listed are US sizes not Au. Picked up a pair in chestnut.
    Thanks for the info.


    Given that they're showing widths in "G" I think they are the AU sizing even though they're listing them as US sized.
     


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    Probably good for me that the only suede in my size is a woman's boot. But I'm still tempted by the black.
     


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    Given that they're showing widths in "G" I think they are the AU sizing even though they're listing them as US sized.

    It is unfortunately confusing and the store is closed on Sundays. Is the title in US or Aus sizing? Later in the listing, in the details, the size is given as US length with the same length as in the title. I rolled the dice on a pair in black; they do have a 30-day return option but shipping is still expensive. I think I'll call the store in the morning tomorrow to verify the sizing.
     


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    Nothing decent in my size [​IMG].
     


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    I would bet money that it's the size on the box, aka Aus sizing.

    I thought about getting a chestnut turnout, but I would rather have a craftsman or comfort craftsman. Good prices though.
     


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    Shoemart service says that the length in the auction is given as US sizing. So if it is listed as 8.5 G it is actually US 8.5. Hope so...
     


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    anybody buy one of these and know how the fitting/sizing is working. Shoemart is swearing they're US sizing, but I haven't bit yet.
     


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    I emailed them to ask about their sizing and got told it was US sizes. Not sure I believe it as we don't use G to indicate a medium width and the Aussies do.

    This store doesn't leave me confident they know their sizing. I'm passing on ordering. I'm too busy to need the hassle of guessing what I'm getting, with a losing guess meaning I have to send them back.
     


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    I would ask them, "is it the size printed on the box?"

    but I don't care enough. someone else try it
     


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    I've exchanged a few emails with Dan, the store internet sales manager. He assured me they are the US length and width as marked inside of the auction. Ignore the G in the title and pretend it is a D then the title would be correct for US sizing. I have the turnouts in black on the way as they are half the price of the local RM Williams shop.
     


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    Well, I received my boots today. I ordered a 10.5G and received a 9.5G which is a bit small for me. So I think they are giving you a size lower in an attempt to give you a "US size".
     


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    Rats, none in my size (8.5D US). Good find though.
     


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