RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    My Comfort Craftsman mock crocs have slithered through customs and were waiting for me when I got home from work today. Look great, fit perfectly. Will do a picture parade post when I get back 'cos tomorrow I'm off to Oz for a week.

    Cheers


    Congrats on the receipt of your boots. Glad they fit you. Look forward to seeing and hearing more from you.
     
  2. konadog

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    just won a pair of the chestnut yearling craftsman in 9F on ebay. i love these boots. unfortunately they are just a smidge too tight in both length and width. i worked off the John Lobb chart as i own a pair of Berkshire loafers. oh well. gonna put up for sale here as soon as my membership hits 45 days. PM me if you're interested sooner.

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  3. Wrigglez

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    hey, seeking the wisdom of the RMW thread once more.

    I'm an 8G on the craftsmen last, (actual size not sators styleforum model minus one width and add one length size)

    i wanted to know what my sized would translate to on the Vass U last and the crockett and jones sizeing. unfortunatily i cannot wear chelsea boots all the time and need some laceups the change things up. cheers in advance.

    ps looking foward to the mock crock.
     
  4. Ged

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    hey, seeking the wisdom of the RMW thread once more.

    I'm an 8G on the craftsmen last, (actual size not sators styleforum model minus one width and add one length size)

    i wanted to know what my sized would translate to on the Vass U last and the crockett and jones sizeing. unfortunatily i cannot wear chelsea boots all the time and need some laceups the change things up. cheers in advance.

    ps looking foward to the mock crock.


    I am an 8H in RMW and an 8F in 341 CJ, and can squeeze into an 8E 337. Thus I would suspect you might be a comfortable 8E in CJ. Of course the lasts are all different. Don't know about Vass U - I was advised it would be too narrow for my foot but sounds like you would fit into them.

    Ged
     
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    I am an 8H in RMW and an 8F in 341 CJ, and can squeeze into an 8E 337. Thus I would suspect you might be a comfortable 8E in CJ. Of course the lasts are all different. Don't know about Vass U - I was advised it would be too narrow for my foot but sounds like you would fit into them.

    Ged


    cheers mate.
     
  6. BankerAnchor

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    I was just browsing the Aussie Bush Hat's website and stumbled upon these boots:

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    The RM Williams "Rigger"

    http://aussiebushhats.com.au/catalog...roducts_id=288


    Now what is stopping anyone creating a MTO lace up boot with forum special specifications? Thoughts?
     
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    What RM Williams configuration matches the AE Mora US size 9D.
     
  8. BankerAnchor

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    Just found this previous post by Sator:

    I once tried asking RM Williams if they would make an Oxford boot. Unfortunately, they said "no".


    That is unfortunate. I will ask them again for good measure.
     
  9. Narwhale

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    I was just browsing the Aussie Bush Hat's website and stumbled upon these boots:

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    The RM Williams "Rigger"

    http://aussiebushhats.com.au/catalog...roducts_id=288


    Now what is stopping anyone creating a MTO lace up boot with forum special specifications? Thoughts?


    Those look great, and I would think about getting them instead of something like Red Wings. On a separate note, the exchange rate has really fallen in the last couple of months! I bought some Craftsmen in January (not even at the highest point of exchange) and I would pay about $50 more today.
     
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    Those look great, and I would think about getting them instead of something like Red Wings. On a separate note, the exchange rate has really fallen in the last couple of months! I bought some Craftsmen in January (not even at the highest point of exchange) and I would pay about $50 more today.

    Yes, RMW's aren't quite the same bargain for US buyers that they were 6 months ago!

    As an update, RM Williams has gotten back to me about producing a kangaroo leather lace up boot with the craftsman last and a screwed sole. I was quoted only $515 AUD ($423 USD). According to the sales guy, the guy at the factory said "this has never been done before".

    I expected a much higher quote.
     
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    I really love the RM Williams Craftsman with the exception of the heel which is simply too high for my tastes.

    - Would having my cobbler lower the height of the heel by a cm adversely affect my balance to a noticeable degree?
    - Is there any other factor I should consider before performing the operation?

    Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Florian
     
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    I never really noticed the Craftsmen heel being particularly higher than any other heeled shoe. I got a pair of Yearlings earlier this week, the block heel is almost twice the height of the regular heel. It's fantastic.
     
  14. Prince of Paisley

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    I really love the RM Williams Craftsman with the exception of the heel which is simply too high for my tastes.

    Florian


    I never really noticed the Craftsmen heel being particularly higher than any other heeled shoe. I got a pair of Yearlings earlier this week, the block heel is almost twice the height of the regular heel. It's fantastic.

    I was surprised at the height of the craftsman heels when I got my first pair. I'd wanted a pair of blocks or even cubans at one stage, but at 6'4'' already, I thought they'd make me unsociably tall!
     
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    I'm 5' 8" so the extra inch or so can't hurt.
     

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