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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. amce

    amce Senior member

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    btw, did my info above prove helpful to you, amce?
    Yepp, thanks. I'm on the fence at the moment. Decisions, decisions................. Cheers
     


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    Read further up this threat that the leather sole craftsman might not be good if it rains?

    Can you wear leather-soled shoes in the rain? Does it damage them in any way or just make your feet wet?

    EDIT: Also, anyone here just have a black craftsman? Or does everyone either go for just the chestnut or buy several?
     


  3. sammy

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    Does RM Williams make cordovan boots? I have two pairs of craftsmen in yearling (chestnut and whiskey) but find that they are easily scratched. I'd like to order a pair of Stockmans but in a thicker and more durable hide. Any suggestions?
     


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    Does RM Williams make cordovan boots? I have two pairs of craftsmen in yearling (chestnut and whiskey) but find that they are easily scratched. I'd like to order a pair of Stockmans but in a thicker and more durable hide. Any suggestions?

    Don't think so but they have other options. Check pages 90 - 107 in the new catalogue. Lots of info.

    http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...9#/a1a2d879/92

    BTW, there's an extensive sizing section and order form for MTO's starting on page 154

    Cheers
     


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    Yepp, thanks. I'm on the fence at the moment. Decisions, decisions.................


    Cheers


    Good luck then.
     


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    Sorry if this is stupid but.. I got more confused after going through the opening post guide. My feet measure barely 10 inches, regular D width, and I wear a size 8 to 8 1/2 in most american boots. What size would I order for the B541 Kangaroo Craftsman? btw I want a chisel-toed shape so I would not want the forum special model?
    halp. please.
     


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    coincidently I tried a pair for the first time today, and I think I will be buying some. I went to a construction site in Melborne, and the safety regulations said that we had to wear "work boots" - so somebody lent me a pair. I did like them
     


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    halp. please.

    Sorry mate. I know nothing about American sizing. Maybe the sizing info in the catalogue will be of assistance.

    Cheers
     


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    Sorry if this is stupid but.. I got more confused after going through the opening post guide.

    My feet measure barely 10 inches, regular D width, and I wear a size 8 to 8 1/2 in most american boots.
    What size would I order for the B541 Kangaroo Craftsman? btw I want a chisel-toed shape so I would not want the forum special model?



    The Kangaroo Craftsman already comes in a chisel toe shape so no worries.

    The problem with shoe makers is that their sizing is all over the place. I suggest you nail it down to 8 or 8.5. Which one is it? The best way to find out is to go try on an AE shoe.

    Or you could use this guide that shows you how to measure your feet:

    http://shoes.about.com/od/fitcomfort/ss/measurefeet.htm

    Once you know your size, subtract 1/2 to get your RMW size.
     


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    Barely 10 inches, I'm probably US 8 but in some smaller boots I go up a half size.

    Thanks, twas very helpful. I'll go try on an AE shoe.
     


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    Leather sole or rubber? Is it ok to get leather soles wet sometimes - I don't mind my foot getting wet, as long as the shoe/sole isnt damaged by it.

    Is comfort craftsman that much clunkier?

    I was sold on the leather sole...but now i'm not so sure...
     


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    Anyone have experience with the Willow, Latego or Distressed hides? Looking for something heavier and more durable than Yearling.
     


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    Leather sole or rubber? Is it ok to get leather soles wet sometimes - I don't mind my foot getting wet, as long as the shoe/sole isnt damaged by it.

    Is comfort craftsman that much clunkier?

    I was sold on the leather sole...but now i'm not so sure...


    I have the leather soled Craftsman and if I were to do it again, I'd buy the Comfort Craftsman. Love my boots, but the rubber sole and the additional cushioning inside the shoe would make it even better. I've seen the CC and I didn't find it any clunkier. From a standing view, people would have no clue it's a rubber sole. I do believe I read (in this thread) that the cushioning inside the shoe makes the toe box a "little" tighter.
     


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    The Kangaroo Craftsman already comes in a chisel toe shape so no worries. The problem with shoe makers is that their sizing is all over the place. I suggest you nail it down to 8 or 8.5. Which one is it? The best way to find out is to go try on an AE shoe. Or you could use this guide that shows you how to measure your feet: http://shoes.about.com/od/fitcomfort/ss/measurefeet.htm Once you know your size, subtract 1/2 to get your RMW size.
    Turns out I'm either a 7 1/2 E or an size 8 D in Allen Edmonds.. but the 7 1/2 E fits better. My feet definitely measure exactly size 8 and full D (on the measurement device) where to go from here?
     


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    Turns out I'm either a 7 1/2 E or an size 8 D in Allen Edmonds.. but the 7 1/2 E fits better.
    My feet definitely measure exactly size 8 and full D (on the measurement device)

    where to go from here?


    I am an 8E - 8EEE in AE, and an 8H in RMW.
    I'd recommend you go 8G in RMW. All the salesman always recommend wearing them long.

    Ged
     


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