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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. Tez Mulan

    Tez Mulan Senior member

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    Thanks Tez and Patrick. This thread suddenly became informative again.

    Thx - more pics to follow when I complete the collection in a few weeks!!!
     


  2. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I needed a pair of winter boots, something with a lugged sole and waterproof. I looked hard at another pair of RMW's but in the end, I couldn't pass up the practicality and price of the Blundstones. I went with the original Blundstone 500's in stout brown, a lovely dark, dark, brown.

    I think that to an extent is how many Australians see RMs vs Blunnies. To generalise somewhat Blunnies are a workers' /grunge/gardening/casual boot and RMs are the squatters boot. (I don't think RMs make a steel capped safety boot like Blunnies - I may be wrong)

    That said, the first time I fell in love with RMs was seeing aboriginal stockmen wearing the cuban heels in South West Queensland.

    In another way it can be said also that Blunnies are more Southern Oz and RMs more central /northern. Perhaps Blunnies spread from Tasmania where they were originally made over the sea and Northwards.

    It's worth pointing out that in certain sub cultures and other places Blunnies are worn almost as frequently by women and children as by men.

    The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

    This is the sort of look you still see everyday in the city and country.

    [​IMG]
     


  3. Wrigglez

    Wrigglez Senior member

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    blunnies are a work boot and rm's are considered a dress boot in victoria, not many use rm's as work boots in victoria.
     


  4. LTM

    LTM Well-Known Member

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    Right again there FXH, except that I think I might have seen an RM safety boot. In SA we would draw your attention to Rossi Boots whose hiking boots are well regarded here as well as the safety and work boots. their website is worth checking out. the blunnies are all over the place though.
     


  5. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

    This is the sort of in the city and country.


    I didn't mean that Australian men tap dance their way through life - I meant that the way those Tap Dogs are dressed is able to be seen in the suburbs everyday.
     


  6. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    In SA we would draw your attention to Rossi Boots whose hiking boots are well regarded here as well as the safety and work boots. their website is worth checking out. the blunnies are all over the place though.

    I didn't mean to diss Rossi.
    I just haven't noticed them mentioned here much.

    I still have an old pair of brown Rossi Shearers boots. Which I must say look a lot nicer than the ones they sell today. Mine don't have those white soles or white stitching.
     


  7. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    Right again there FXH, except that I think I might have seen an RM safety boot.

    Yes you are right .

    RM do make a safety boot.

    B787 Kelly
    Heavy Duty Safety Boot
    Price AUS$235
    Conforms to the Class 1 AS/NZS 2210.3 standard compliance
    Lightweight, high strength Aluminum alloy toecap.
    Anti-static
    Soft polyurethane microcell midsole gives comfort and support
    Oiled leather uppers
    Leather lined
    Comfort heel sock
    Wide toes.
    Dark Brown, Black
    Sizes 6-13 (US7-14) Wide

    Air cushioned shock absorption comfort sole.
    Strength, durability and comfort.
    Non sparking
    Non static
    Low temperature conductivity
    Light weight
    Oil / acid resistant
    Rugged and durable.
    Nourish with RM Williams Saddle Dressing
     


  8. Rusty G.

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    I would like some help on picking up another pair of RMW's. . .I purchased a pair of Craftsman in black yearling from Austrailia Fair in San Francisco. I ordered a 9F, because I wear a 10C in AE shoes that offer the narrower fit. . .but can do with a D on some shoes.

    Anyway, I'm looking at getting something a little longer (the RMW's feel a little short) and I probably should have ordered a 9.5, and I'm looking for something like a Edward Green "Smart Round" type toe. . .thus, I'm looking at either a Macquarie or Turnout.

    Does anyone have any pictures side by side of the Turnout and Macquarie? What are the basic differences in the boots. I've looked through a number of pages on this thread, and saw that the forum special was a "Turnout", which has a narrow last, but I don't want a straight "round" end. . .I'm looking for something like Edward Green 82 last.

    So, Turnout or Macquarie? What's the difference?

    Thanks,
    Rusty
     


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    I had both - Turnout and Macquarie are very similar - both round toes but Macquarie is perhaps a little slimmer fitting. The toe on the Mac is also more pointed and elongated, although not by much.
     


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    Sorry, I am not sure where to post this message. I had to return a pair of RM William boots to Steve at Nungar due to size issue for an exchange. However, for the past few months I had not been able to get a response from Steve (he did confirm he had received the boots from me) as to when my exchange will be send out. Has anyone encounter this communication problem with Steve at Nungar? I hope he does not take my boots and not do anything with it - SATOR can you help? Thanks.
    After my post about Steve at Nungar not responding to my inquiries, I was able to get his prompt attention and have everything resolved (I also received my boots with proper size).
     


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    Are there any numbers or markings on Williams boots to identify the model?

    It seems the only way is to try to compare the boots to photos in the Williams catalogue. This works okay with the recognizable chisel toe models but gets tricky fast with the round toe models.
     


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    I'm curious as to what insoles everyone wears in their boots. Probably varies greatly. I need a replacement pair of the red RM insoles but could just as easily get another type locally. Thanks in advance.
     


  13. makewayhomer

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    sorry for another fit question, but regarding the Forum Special on the front page, the sticky says:

    but just above that it says

    don't these say 2 very different things?
     


  14. patrick_b

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    I think that to an extent is how many Australians see RMs vs Blunnies. To generalise somewhat Blunnies are a workers' /grunge/gardening/casual boot and RMs are the squatters boot. (I don't think RMs make a steel capped safety boot like Blunnies - I may be wrong)

    That said, the first time I fell in love with RMs was seeing aboriginal stockmen wearing the cuban heels in South West Queensland.

    In another way it can be said also that Blunnies are more Southern Oz and RMs more central /northern. Perhaps Blunnies spread from Tasmania where they were originally made over the sea and Northwards.

    It's worth pointing out that in certain sub cultures and other places Blunnies are worn almost as frequently by women and children as by men.

    The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

    This is the sort of look you still see everyday in the city and country.

    [​IMG]


    Interesting post. Thanks for the info.
     


  15. Oleg

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    I think that to an extent is how many Australians see RMs vs Blunnies. To generalise somewhat Blunnies are a workers' /grunge/gardening/casual boot and RMs are the squatters boot. (I don't think RMs make a steel capped safety boot like Blunnies - I may be wrong)

    That said, the first time I fell in love with RMs was seeing aboriginal stockmen wearing the cuban heels in South West Queensland.

    In another way it can be said also that Blunnies are more Southern Oz and RMs more central /northern. Perhaps Blunnies spread from Tasmania where they were originally made over the sea and Northwards.

    It's worth pointing out that in certain sub cultures and other places Blunnies are worn almost as frequently by women and children as by men.

    The Tap Dogs manage to capture very succinctly the way Blunnies are worn by men in Australia.

    This is the sort of look you still see everyday in the city and country.

    [​IMG]


    Nah - shorts have to be waaay shorter for the full 'Strayan', surely?
     


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