RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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  1. SpeedBird

    SpeedBird Well-Known Member

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    Hot off the Press! The new spring/summer catalogue is out here in Australia.

    http://www.rmwilliams.com.au/summer2010catalogue/

    Looks pretty good, will pick up a printed copy the next time i pass by a store.

    Enjoy.

    Just another note, The spring/summer range is for the southern hemisphere, in the northern hemisphere it will be on sale next spring 2010 for you there. So you can plan well in advance if you want something then or have it mail order now from Australia.
     
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    Excellent! Looking it over now.
     
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    Nice catalogue-he Longhorn Express looks like an interesting service [​IMG]
    Has anyone here had experience with buying RM Williams boots from the Australien-shop in Frankfurt/Main in Germany? They would be the closest seller for me without going to the UK or back home to Sydney.
    I remember my dad having a pair of boots from Baxter in Australia-they lasted him for years-is the company still around?
     
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    Yep, Baxter sure are still around. Their Henry Baxter Classic boot is their top of the range, hand made in their Goulburn factory, and is the equivalent of a Williams Craftsman. You can buy them online at Blue Heeler Boots and Boots Australia.
     
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    Yep, Baxter sure are still around. Their Henry Baxter Classic boot is their top of the range, hand made in their Goulburn factory, and is the equivalent of a Williams Craftsman. You can buy them online at Blue Heeler Boots and Boots Australia.

    Wraith, I've been thinking of getting a pair of HB Classics, to add to my collection. They certainly look good in the pics on the websites. They are of course wholecut? Where is the seam? At the heel?

    What's your experience of their sizing? I run a 9.5 H in my RMW CC's and I have 9.5 G in my Macquaries.

    I trust you judgement, what would you suggest?

    Cheers
     
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    They are indeed wholecuts, amce, and yes, the seams are at the heel. You would probably be 9.5 in the HB Classic as well, but to make absolutely sure, you can email the lovely people at Baxter Boots direct and they'll help you out. That's what I did and they determined that 10.5 was the size for me...and they were right! [​IMG]
     
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    They are indeed wholecuts, amce, and yes, the seams are at the heel.

    You would probably be 9.5 in the HB Classic as well, but to make absolutely sure, you can email the lovely people at Baxter Boots direct and they'll help you out. That's what I did and they determined that 10.5 was the size for me...and they were right! [​IMG]


    Thanks for the info. Mail sent to Goulburn.

    Cheers
     
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    Thanks for the info. Mail sent to Goulburn.

    Cheers


    Since its Friday night here, you might not get a reply until monday morning or so, so you need to hold your breath until then.
     
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    Since its Friday night here, you might not get a reply until monday morning or so, so you need to hold your breath until then.

    Already holding it, for the Pies!

    Cheers
     
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    Yep, Baxter sure are still around. Their Henry Baxter Classic boot is their top of the range, hand made in their Goulburn factory, and is the equivalent of a Williams Craftsman. You can buy them online at Blue Heeler Boots and Boots Australia.

    This put me off:

    "Please note that the Henry Baxter no longer features a leather internal lining - the latest version of the Henry Baxter is the same boot as the well known style previously known as the Finlay" (from the Blue Heeler Boots site)
     
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    Good to hear that Baxter are still around, I remember my dad wearing them for work all the time. His current pair have lasted him 15 years so far. I'm not always 100% convinced with RM Williams stuff-last time I was in one of their stores I saw the "Made in China" label on many of their shirts-hopefully the boots are made there aswell?
     
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    I'm not always 100% convinced with RM Williams stuff-last time I was in one of their stores I saw the "Made in China" label on many of their shirts-hopefully the boots are made there aswell?

    Then you're out of luck! RMW makes their boots in Salisbury, a few clicks north of Adelaide SA.


    Cheers
     
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    Yeah, some of RMW's stuff is made in China, but certainly not their boots. Some of Baxter's stuff is also made in Asia. But not their Henry Baxter Classic boot, which is still handmade in their Goulburn factory. The HBC does have leather lining but it's no longer a full leather lining. Let me say upfront that it has not affected the comfort level for me, so hopefully not for you either, Schweino, if you were to give them a try. Angie from Baxter is always prompt with her email replies, or at least I found her to be so. She'll have your sizing sorted out in no time, amce. And (just for you)...go the Pies!! [​IMG]
     
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    It's not about the comfort, but I easily get sweaty feet when the lining isn't fully leather..... I guess the toe part isn't leather lined anymore?
     

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