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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. Quiet Observer

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    I will be putting up two pairs of RM Williams Suede Comfort Craftsman boots in size 11G on Ebay in the next day or two as I am heading back to London from Abu Dhabi and have too much stuff. Pictures attached.

    The dark brown suede boots are 3 weeks old and have been worn twice and the tan suede boots are 5 weeks old and have been worn about 5 times. PM me with a sensible offer if you're interested; happy to do a deal on both pairs together.
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    The pictures don't do them just and were hurriedly taken this morning.
     
  2. titsmcgee852

    titsmcgee852 Senior member

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    They look damn nice, especially the dark brown!
     
  3. Tck13

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    I'm an 11F. :sad:

    I have a pair of the dark brown suede although I think that they're just the regular craftsman. I'd love a pair of those (and several others) with the rubber souls for casual / to beat up. I thought about Blundstones but I think that the fit is pretty different.
     
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  4. yellowracer

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  5. meister

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    Recrafting time? Just shows how well they were made years ago. Bet the leather will comer up a treat when it is conditioned etc.
     
  6. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Looks more like dissecting than recrafting to me...
     
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  7. md2010

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    My RMW . I thought sizing was a bit off. I am a TTS us 8 EEE . Carminas I wear uk 8 in rains and forest lasts. Loake uk 8.
    These RMW are 8.5 G ! Tried on a 7.5 G was a bit tight on my left pinkie . And got the 8.5G. The store was packed and I thought I bought 8G only today at work realised they were 8.5. But the fit is very comfortable.
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  8. titsmcgee852

    titsmcgee852 Senior member

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    Does RM Williams do any roughout boots or is it all just suede?
     
  9. AAJJLLPP

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    I believe all of them are split suede. They are fully lined with leather, so you do have smooth leather facing the inside as you would have on a roughout, but it is two separate peices.
     
  10. titsmcgee852

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    Do RMW process their own leather? If they do, then I wonder what the use the other side of the hide for. Their boots are full grain right?
     
  11. AAJJLLPP

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    I'm not sure whether they process their own leather, they definitely have some unique leathers that I have never seen used by other companies, so maybe they do. I have no idea what they use the other side for. Maybe they sell it, maybe they split it at a point where the othet half is still thick enough for their boots. But I doubt, splitting it that far from the grain would give them the fine, nice suede that they use. And yes their smooth leather boots are full grain.
     
  12. Patek

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    Looking for a pair of dressyish boot to wear on my mortorcycle to commute to work. Currently wearing a pair of Ferragamos as I don't want to mess up my good boots but I remembered R.M. Williams and thought that they would be perfect. I need something with non-slip soles but reasonably dressy that won't get too beat-up looking too soon.

    Any suggestions on a particular model and where to KOP inexpensively? Need the ability to return in case they don't fit right.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Oli2012

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    Probably better off getting a pair of blundstones for that.
     
  14. BlvdDandy

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    I just got my first pair of RM Williams—the Macquarie. Unlike most shoes I buy, I want these to get real beat up and worn in. Other than wearing the crap out of them, anything else I can do to facilitate their breaking in? Should I—gasp!—eschew shoe trees?
     
  15. Stebbin

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    Took me about four months of regular wear to break in my calf Macquaries. Use shoe trees and conditioner to help soften the leather.
     
  16. BlvdDandy

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    Got any pics, just out of curiosity?
     
  17. Stebbin

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    I've had them for the better part of a year. Wear them about 2-3 times a week, with shoe trees in between and fairly regular helpings of Saphir mirror shine. There's a few scruffs around the toe from knocking them on corners of desks and stairs but that's inevitable, I suppose.
     
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  18. Prince of Paisley

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    RM Kingsvales in action.

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  19. Patek

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    I looked those up, they are terrible with rubber soles etc. I work in a bank and need a dressier boot with either topies or Vibram style soles.
     
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  20. slimaneism

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    Bright green, wide leg, cuffed corduroy...
     

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