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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. JosephD

    JosephD Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair that offer me enough room between the end of my longest toe and the tip of the boot, however due to the toe box being so short, when I walk my toe runs into this. It isn't extremely uncomfortable but it's very noticeable and I definitely would not describe these as being some of my most comfortable shoes like some people here. Do I need to size up?
     
  2. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    talking to my cobbler who is a full trained shoemaker and has worked on a lot of RMs. He tells me the inner sole is now a cardboard flex material and if you want leather you have to but the $1K special jobs with the sign off. Is this true?
     
  3. zeddog

    zeddog New Member

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    Hi All
    Work mate is moving these on and came to me as I have a pair of the buckle boots.
    However these are different
    Can someone help?
    1. What are they called .?What's the story with place forcstrap AND elastic with a rod on leather in the elastic too
    2. What is the leather It's somewhat 'bubbled' but does not look like emu to me.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  4. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about cardboard but they have a fibreglass shank. The comfort craftsman and dynamic flex models are incredibly comfortable.
     
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  5. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    ^ +1 for the comfort craftsman. thanks Oli for recommending them to me.
     
  6. Tck13

    Tck13 Well-Known Member

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    I love these and wear these several times a week. I think they are my fave shoes of all time. I get compliments all the time as well.
     
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  7. Oli2012

    Oli2012 Well-Known Member

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    Let me take a shot:

    1. The RM Williams Jodhpur with the buckle missing.
    2. Kangaroo.
     
  8. tylernim

    tylernim Well-Known Member

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    What are bootsonline's business hours?

    I called and placed an order with Barry Wednesday night EST. My CC was declined while I was sleeping. I replied to Bridget who emailed me with my order form letting me know. I called the bank got it cleared etc for the next attempt.

    I tried to call last night...Thursday EST a number of times to try and make sure the order processed. Nobody picked up from 11AM-2PM AU time. They did not attempt to run my CC again. Lastly I never got an email reply.

    Are they closed on Fridays?

    I was already cutting it close on my pair being delivered in time for an event that I would really like/need them for. At this point I think they will not arrive on time as their weekend has started.
     
  9. Bingham

    Bingham Well-Known Member

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    newbie to RM Williams here- I'm looking to upgrade from my Blundstones and had a quick question:

    I am wanting something dressier than the Blunnies and with a narrower toe box- can anyone speak to the Turnouts? Are they as wide as the Gardener? Not sure if I want to go as narrow as the Craftsman, but perhaps.
     
  10. wxxnxs

    wxxnxs Active Member

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    Macquarie style might be your choice.
     
  11. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    How is the fit compared to the craftsman? I have an 8F width craftsman and was told 8G would be the pick as it has less space in the toe region. Haven't pulled the trigger as it's a MTO boot so a refund is off the cards.
     
  12. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    In my experience the Macquarie has more room in the toe than the Craftsman as it is higher and has more volume. Width-wise they are about the same although optically the Macquarie looks narrower.
     
  13. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    If that is the case, would you recommend sticking with an 8F in the macquarie?
     
  14. Lucido

    Lucido Well-Known Member

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    Since your location is listed as being in Australia, why not pop into an RMW store and try on both the Craftsman and the Macquarie so that you can figure out your size and preferred last shape and then place the MTO order?
     
  15. sliq

    sliq Well-Known Member

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    I've tried that - as above mentioned, they don't have the Macquarie in their flagship store as it's a made to order boot. i was recommended to try on the yearling boot as it's essentially the same boot but with a higher heel; because of the higher heel, the foot tended to slide forward so it didn't really give an accurate feel and depiction of the macquarie.
     
  16. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    It all depends on your unique foot shape of course but for the record I wear a 9G in the Craftsman, 9G in the Macquarie and 9H in the comfort craftsman (which run a bit narrower IMO possibly due to the internal padding). I agree about the Yearling not being a good surrogate for the fit of the Macquarie due to the high heel...
     
  17. Lucido

    Lucido Well-Known Member

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    Apologies, I didn't realise that the Macquarie was a MTO only. I had assumed you were just submitting an order for a custom makeup.
     
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  18. 90shilling

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    @Prince of Paisley @Tck13 - thanks to your photos and stellar reviews, I picked up a pair of chocolate suede Comfort Craftsmans. The comfort, construction, and versatility are terrific.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Lucido

    Lucido Well-Known Member

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    Those are stunning @90shilling

    You and @Prince of Paisley are seriously making me regret opting for the lighter mid-brown suede.
     
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  20. Tck13

    Tck13 Well-Known Member

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    I keep thinking about getting the black suede as well... Don't forget a suede brush and some waterproof spray as well.
     
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