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One of the first quality boots I bought Five years ago and still my favourites today. Enjoy!Yes, I know, this is yet another pair of Comfort Craftsman in Chestnut, but this pair is mine I just received my pair from Everything Australian in just 4 business days. Great service!
A little bit, yeah, but it is a better state to be in than never changing. If RM refused to make changes and firmly remained a country outfitter, their country fans would think they were a ripper brand and they'd sell a few Stockyard boots, but they'd also probably be out of business by now because there are a lot more boots out there that are fit for that purpose. I could go and buy a Redback boot for cheaper that will do the yard work just as well as anything RM makes, but I wouldn't be seen dead anywhere nice in them. RM have correctly figured that there are a hell of a lot more customers to be found in cities and outside of Australia that they need to appeal to from a fashion perspective as well, and that is a strength of theirs and they have adapted to focus on it. It seems to be working too, they're still expanding, their marketing appears to be drastically better now, their online ordering experience is much better, the website is new and works better, they have good social presence, and consequently I see RM's more than ever these days around town.Does anyone else feel that RM have completely lost their way recently? They're trying harder and harder to become some ridiculous designery company, with the kind of outrageous designs/fashion that you'd see on catwalks, but that no one would actually wear. For example, what is this absolutely disgusting 365 Yard Boot collaboration they're doing? Who thought that was a good idea? They're disgusting.
And this experimental fringe stuff wouldn't bother me if you could still get the more average, casual and wearable choices, but those are going away. They seasonally get rid of any of the really good medium choices of leather and bring in the weirdest stuff. For example, Olive as a colour and yet they got rid of the old Vesta Brown which was their only good medium brown choice. Yes they have the Dark Tan, but that's so reddish. It's not very versatile. The permanent Chestnut is too dark (and a little purple) for casual use. It's a dress boot. I have a custom pair in Rum which is slightly less dark than the Chestnut, but still not as casual as I'd like.
I just feel that they're trying too hard to be some kind of high fashion brand and totally losing touch with their roots and what made them good. And that's disappointing because as an Australian, they're one of the few quality brands we have/had. And now, both with price-point and weird design/colour choices, they're completely abandoning the average Australian who wants to wear some RMs with jeans on the street and not look like they're going tap-dancing or to a semi-formal event.
Yes:I’m guessing that’s the chestnut next to the Lachlan’s? How does the colour compair in person? Did you go for the same size?