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man, these gardener commandos in G width are wider than my H width CC’s. If I had known that I would’ve capitalized on many G width sales…
I know Bloomingdale’s is selling these for $250 and the Rickabys for like $200 when you stack the 15% off coupon with the extra 30%.
The gardener forefront is like walking on a block so I threw in some of my thin yeezy sneaker insoles since superfeets take up way too much room.
Anyone have any experience with these? Wondering why this is the only chromexcel model they have. Worried about excessing creasing that CXL is known for…
Also, is there a description or known significant differences between the gardener and the turnout?
 
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Hello, I'm going to pick up a pair of CCs this year and am struggling to decide what colour to go for. I really, really like the idea of a black pair of chelseas (especially to wear with suits) but when I tried them on in the shop I was wearing a pair of slim olive bedford cords, and thought the black didn't quite work. The chestnut, however, really did.

My q is, can the black yearling CCs work in more casual / smarter casual get ups? Or am I better off taking the sensible route and getting a brown pair that will work with more of my wardrobe?

(Plz don't tempt me into buying two pairs...!)
 

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Hello, I'm going to pick up a pair of CCs this year and am struggling to decide what colour to go for. I really, really like the idea of a black pair of chelseas (especially to wear with suits) but when I tried them on in the shop I was wearing a pair of slim olive bedford cords, and thought the black didn't quite work. The chestnut, however, really did.

My q is, can the black yearling CCs work in more casual / smarter casual get ups? Or am I better off taking the sensible route and getting a brown pair that will work with more of my wardrobe?

(Plz don't tempt me into buying two pairs...!)
If it helps, I pretty much only ever wear my black pair to give my chestnut pair a break. Almost never reach for the black as my first option.
 

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Hello, I'm going to pick up a pair of CCs this year and am struggling to decide what colour to go for. I really, really like the idea of a black pair of chelseas (especially to wear with suits) but when I tried them on in the shop I was wearing a pair of slim olive bedford cords, and thought the black didn't quite work. The chestnut, however, really did.

My q is, can the black yearling CCs work in more casual / smarter casual get ups? Or am I better off taking the sensible route and getting a brown pair that will work with more of my wardrobe?

(Plz don't tempt me into buying two pairs...!)
It depends on your style. I think the brown would be more useful for a traditional smart casual or classic menswear type wardrobe. The black is bolder -- more directional and fashion-forward. Something about the toe shape combined with the sleekness of black gives a look that replaces mod zip boots or docs more easily than desert boots or oxfords.

Other colors also age more gracefully than black, if that's a consideration. My burgundy craftsmans look better every year while the black ones looked better new (IMO).
 

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I have a bunch of RMW boots in a variety of colors and leathers. I hardly ever wear my one black pair. Maybe with a suit, or if you tend to wear the mostly black NYC/LA look they would be a first choice. For anything else, I'd go with one of the browns. They just complement a much wider range of clothing IMO. They make a bunch of different shades of brown and tan, and some look better in one type of leather than another. It's hard to tell the true color without seeing them in person. Somewhere back in this thread there were some pretty good pictures of different shades lined up side by side, which is more helpful than the individual photos on the RMW website. You need to see them in the same photo and lighting to get a fair comparison of colors.
 

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Thanks all. I’ve bought the black ones. I know they are going to be less versatile but it was exactly the fashion forward, slightly rock n roll edge that won me over. Which I guess just means I’m going to have to try and push that side of my wardrobe slightly harder… and probably means I’ve snookered myself into picking up a brown pair at some point in the future!
 

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Nice one @'patanoster. You can't go wrong with either but it sounds like you've made a good call. When it does come time for you to look into a brown, be sure to give the Dark Tan some consideration alongside the Chestnut (if leather is the go). Suede: every colour is awesome.
 

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If it helps, I pretty much only ever wear my black pair to give my chestnut pair a break. Almost never reach for the black as my first option.
I'm the same. I have a black pair, but I haven't worn those at all compared to my chestnut.
 

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Got to say wow RM, was recommending them to my mates, but now realised RM banned their non-branded dealers to sell them online discounted, it's pretty shitty to pay full rrp for them.
Yeah dumb. Wanted to order a pair recently, and not interested in paying full retail for them. I was thinking about calling bootsonline directly and seeing if they'll do me a favor?
 

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Yeah dumb. Wanted to order a pair recently, and not interested in paying full retail for them. I was thinking about calling bootsonline directly and seeing if they'll do me a favor?
Yeah, definitely do that, got nothing to lose. probably keep the outcome to yourself so bootsline won't get in trouble.
 

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Curious if anyone has rocked the Adelaide boots as unisex . Never seen them in person so I didn't know in the heal is too tapered or not.
 

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I have several pairs of comfort turnouts and am looking to get to the craftsmans. Thinking of the Signature based on leather quality. Can anyone comment on the leather quality of recent pairs of Signature RMs?
 

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