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You talking about the blocking crease? If so, I would get a second opinion from their customer service, if it's running over the toe box that part may not go away completely. The blocking crease should only really be going down the parts that will flex and crease over time and should be similar boot to boot. Having said that, without pics, hard to say.
Yes, it’s the blocking crease. You can see it on the photos below (I switched the boots in the second picture to show it’s not just the angle of the light)

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Anyone here had the elastic replaced by RMW? How did it go as far as the quality of the job?
 

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Yes, it’s the blocking crease. You can see it on the photos below (I switched the boots in the second picture to show it’s not just the angle of the light)

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Eh, yeah the toecap worries me, I would get a second opinion on that or just say you're not comfortable with it and you'd like to exchange. Behind the toecap is fine but as the toecap doesn't really change shape I'm dubious if that will go away properly.
 

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Just received a pair of RM Scrambler boots. Pretty disappointed for such an expensive pair of boots. The heel lining on one boot is puckered and raised, which causes rubbing on the back of the ankle. On the other boot the welt in not very well attached to the upper, there is a significant gap and the inside of the welt is visible.

Am I being too picky? Expected more from a pair of boots at $845.
 

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Hello Gentlemen, I will appreciate your advise. I am interested in a pair of RM Williams Gardener boots. My size is UK10.5 in the following lasts in F (medium width):

- Loake Capital,
- Cheaney 125,
- Trickers 4497S

But 10UK in Heschung Odeon last. I wonder which size I should choose. I live in Peru; being careful in picking the size is very important.
 

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Hello Gentlemen, I will appreciate your advise. I am interested in a pair of RM Williams Gardener boots. My size is UK10.5 in the following lasts in F (medium width):

- Loake Capital,
- Cheaney 125,
- Trickers 4497S

But 10UK in Heschung Odeon last. I wonder which size I should choose. I live in Peru; being careful in picking the size is very important.
Hi sir,

I am same size on 4497s as I am RM Williams and can wear both G and H fitting versions. I usually wear the G with thinner socks and H with thicker socks. If you are same on Loake Capital that’s a slightly narrower last than the Trickers one so I’d think you’d be fine on both too.

The Garnener boots I have are a distressed suede and don’t have a lot of flex but look good! With wear they’d break in more but in a rotation..

Best of luck.
 

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Hi sir,

I am same size on 4497s as I am RM Williams and can wear both G and H fitting versions. I usually wear the G with thinner socks and H with thicker socks. If you are same on Loake Capital that’s a slightly narrower last than the Trickers one so I’d think you’d be fine on both too.

The Garnener boots I have are a distressed suede and don’t have a lot of flex but look good! With wear they’d break in more but in a rotation..

Best of luck.
Hello Crafty

Thank you very much for your kind answer.

I wonder if you can help me a bit more so I can pull the trigger; can you share a picture of your Gardener and Stow so I can make a comparison of the toe box? I am sorry for any inconvinence that might pop due to my request, and thank you very much.
 

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Just received a pair of RM Scrambler boots. Pretty disappointed for such an expensive pair of boots. The heel lining on one boot is puckered and raised, which causes rubbing on the back of the ankle. On the other boot the welt in not very well attached to the upper, there is a significant gap and the inside of the welt is visible.

Am I being too picky? Expected more from a pair of boots at $845.
I think if the lining is causing discomfort I would raise it with their customer service. I've never worn a boot like that and from the picture I wouldn't have been bothered by it, but as you say, very expensive boots so you'd want to be sure.

As for the welt, I'm no expert but I think that's meant to be a storm welt, and it's meant to press up against the leather to provide better moisture protection than a typical goodyear welt? If so, wouldn't that gap defeat the purpose of it? In which case it would definitely not be acceptable. Again, I'd press their customer service on that point.
 

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Has anyone been through the bespoke/MTO process to order fully custom boots before? I've done MTO's but only for off the shelf boots in unavailable sizes or comfort instead of leather sole. I'm looking at getting RM to make me a boot that doesn't exist in beige suede with bone elastics, they do offer a "Rock" suede which is meant to be beige but I am hesitant to do it if they can't provide a sample of the leather beforehand and don't take returns, because the risk is the boot turns up and looks shithouse.
 

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Has anyone been through the bespoke/MTO process to order fully custom boots before? I've done MTO's but only for off the shelf boots in unavailable sizes or comfort instead of leather sole. I'm looking at getting RM to make me a boot that doesn't exist in beige suede with bone elastics, they do offer a "Rock" suede which is meant to be beige but I am hesitant to do it if they can't provide a sample of the leather beforehand and don't take returns, because the risk is the boot turns up and looks shithouse.
Have gone through the MTO process for a couple of my pairs Jykaes. I don't suppose you are anywhere near an RMW store(?) as they have swatches of all the leathers there (supposedly all 'current & available' ones but I've had experiences to the contrary).
Failing that I'm not sure how to guarantee your satisfaction on an order like that. I love the combo though. I had ordered a similar one previously which they screwed up (used a different last for each foot would you believe?!) so on that occasion I withdrew the order for money back.
That colour combo probably defaults to it already, but if you wanted the natural edge finish on the soles, be sure to confirm that during the order.
Keep us updated on how you go!

All the best,
S.
 

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Have gone through the MTO process for a couple of my pairs Jykaes. I don't suppose you are anywhere near an RMW store(?) as they have swatches of all the leathers there (supposedly all 'current & available' ones but I've had experiences to the contrary).
Failing that I'm not sure how to guarantee your satisfaction on an order like that. I love the combo though. I had ordered a similar one previously which they screwed up (used a different last for each foot would you believe?!) so on that occasion I withdrew the order for money back.
That colour combo probably defaults to it already, but if you wanted the natural edge finish on the soles, be sure to confirm that during the order.
Keep us updated on how you go!

All the best,
S.
Thanks for the input, I have a screenshot of all the options from their old bespoke configurator (No longer on the website probably cost cut) so I have a fair idea of what customisations are available, and yes agreed the natural edge is a definite go for a beige/bone colour combo. I'm quite fortunate in that my closest RM store is the Frost Road factory where they make the boots, so they definitely should have the leather on site. The issue is I am unsure how receptive they are to customers being able to see the samples since the front end store is just a seconds outlet and the staff there are not as helpful as you might expect for working 50 metres from the production line. Having said that, now that you mention it, Percy Street does have a selection of samples, so I may go there. Just wanted to see others' experience before I make the trip.

I'll definitely share if/when the pair gets made, I reckon that would be one hell of a combo personally. Most "Instagram friendly" boot companies have a beige or light tan option in suede and I'm a huge fan of that look. It's odd RM haven't got one, especially given that Havana sold out so quickly, it should be a staple.
 

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