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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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

  1. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    RMW still do MTO boots, just that they have limited ordering of these to their own branded stores and won't accept MTOs through third parties like Bootsonline anymore.

    While RMW stores have always charged more for the boots, IIRC the upcharge for MTO is $30 whereas Bootsonline used to charge $70, so the prices for the two outlets for MTO ended up closer to each other anyway.

    The base prices for boots OTOH have increased substantially over the last few years, but that's a bother story.
     
  2. dst

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    Does anyone have a picture of a natural edge but a rubber/composite sole?
     
  3. Dingus Berry

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    Just wondering, anyone here worn their RMWs HARD? Like go out into the bush/wilderness hard? How did the leather hold up?
     
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  4. lawyerdad

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    Fine. It obviously gets scratched up develops a patina, but no tears or structural issues if that's your question.
     
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  5. jammy2

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    You could also look at their less dressier/workboot range such as the stockyard boot if you're going bush walking, . Not as sleek but made of even tougher leather.
     
  6. Dingus Berry

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    I was looking at their gardener, oiled kip sounds pretty nice.

    I got a pair of all-rounders in latigo (according to nungar). Picks up scratches pretty easily but seems decent, tougher than the yearling for sure.

    The new offerings for comfort craftsman/turnout seem really promising, waxed roughout/nubuck
     
  7. dst

    dst Well-Known Member

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    What do people think of this natural edge but with a rubber/composite sole? (I am probably going to go for the Rum Yearling leather/colour though!)

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    Also, I was told today by a sales rep in the RMW store that the Rum Yearling doesn't polish up like the regular Chestnut Yearling... is this true? Anyone with Rum Yearling able to share how it wears over time?
     
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  8. Snorpley

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    I definitely prefer a snug fit, assuming there is still enough room in the toe box. Yearling leather with ease up a bit over time.

    Re: style, I like and own a boot with the natural sole finish, so it is my preferred here. But, if you were wanting to try and wear these shoes with a suit, you might be better off with the classic chestnut Craftsman. In my own experience I've found the Craftsman still a bit chunky for suiting up with, but I'm sure I've seen people pull it off.

    All the best,
    S.
     
  9. brucey63

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    I've lurked here for quite some time. I have a few pairs of RM Williams boots.

    May fly in the face of all the style rules but I have always had a preference for a Cuban heel. I have one pair of Comfort Craftsmen in black and a pair of gorgeous buckle boots which I've just aquired in the burnished Bordeaux.

    I have 2 pair of the Hallet in black and chestnut respectively. I like the slimmer line of this boot. I think from memory it is the Yearling with a Cuban heel and I also have a suede pair as well as a pair in Whiskey. Unsure of what model they are. If I can get pics uploaded I'm sure someone here could tell me.

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  10. brucey63

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    Worked the pics out. Apologies for my poor photography skills[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. brucey63

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    My original post not very well worded. The Comfort Craftsman and the Buckle boots are the only flat heeled boots in my collection. All Cuban heels otherwise.

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  12. Xenos

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    Quick question. I have an older pair of Turnout boots in yearling with the size "9.5 G" with a "W" underneath. Is this the same sizing as a new pair of the same boots in 9.5G (no "W")?

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  13. jammy2

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    Very nice and varied collection there brucey, don't think I've seen the hallet boot before. With regards to the unknowns, the whisky looks like the hallet and the suede could be the santa fe(if it has decorative stitching on the toe) or the dune rider
    The G is for toe width whist the W is for toe shape so I would assume since all turnout boots are W (wide round) toe shaped, the 9.5G turnout boot would be the same as 9.5GW turnout boot. But don't take my word for that.
     
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  14. brucey63

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    Thanks Jammy, i agree with you re the suede pair. I think they are Dune Riders. The Santa Fe also has the square toe which mine dont. The whiskey pair arent quite as sleek as the Hallets. Possibly they may be Turnouts or Bushman with a cuban heel. The sole is screwed leather. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  15. Young Angus

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    Fantastic collection Brucey! I've got an old pair of Dark Tan bolts that were my dad's from way back in the 70s and I think the forum here figured they were Hallets. Decent heel, but lovely boots, and exactly my size so thank you Dad!!

    I just got a pair of Comfort Turnouts in the Coffee wax rough leather and they're fantastic, I love them!

    I'm going to get a fancier pair next though and was unsure which way to go. I already have a pair of Tanbark Kangaroo Craftsman too, lovely boots, but I want a much darker pair now. Maybe Craftsman in a chestnut, rum, or maybe even something black.

    What do people recommend for something that suits up well? I don't suit up very often, but I always had in my mind that I should get a pair of RMs for suit wear and wasn't sure if the craftsman would be good or if there are other more refined options people favour?
     

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    https://www.styleforum.net/threads/...ou-wanted-to-know.21179/page-205#post-7742017

    Better late than never, my heavily worn Gardener boots. They were office and casual boots that got demoted to gardening duty. They polish up nicely, but do have small tears and scratches in them from snagging branches, roses thorns, etc, etc.

    FWIW I recently got a new pair of Gardener boots and the leather does seem to be thinner than the 20 year old boots.
     
  17. Dingus Berry

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    Thanks for that!

    Is the new leather still strong, though? If not, it kind of bothers me that RMW don't offer a tougher, more rugged pair of boots aside from their stockyard stuff.

    If I could ask a favour, could you take a pic of the side profile of the boots, as well as a pic of you wearing them? I just wanted to see if the toe is particularly pronounced compared to their other models
     
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    Spotted earlier on the RM Williams Facebook page.
     
  19. Robbo14

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    Hi all. New male here. Looking at first pair of RMs. What colour is the most versatile with differnt colour pant? Chinos etc
     
  20. Dingus Berry

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    Probably their standard chestnut option
     

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