RM Williams boots

Nothing wrong with patent leather Mess wellies.
I need to get you configured to ATV mode for robot wars.
Keep up the training on the 'thumbwork'.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
Bought a pair in Perth, WA in 1989 for £35. Can’t believe the price of them now.

Nice boots but there are other Chelsea boots out there which are just as good for a fraction of the price.
 
make sure you get the comfort soles, much harder wearing than the traditional leather, also if wearing every day go for the greasy kip rather than the yearling leather, not as smart but much harder wearing & RM Williams will do a custom boot in whichever style you are after if you are prepared to wait.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
I've just recently bought a pair of Comfort Craftsmen boots, in black.

Third pair of RMs I've owned, previous two being workboots and relatively cheap at about £120 a pair.

They seem to be notably well put together, and the leather feels first rate. I've invested in their own leather dressing and the new boots came with a tin of own brand polish, which seems excellent, as is their saddle and leather dressing, which I used to use on field boots.

I think they look kinda neat, too.

Anyone else a fan?


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I am, seem well made, bought a couple of years ago and plodding along nicely.
 
I have a pair of dinged up yard boots, legends, they've been resoled once already with commando soles (which trap little stones like buggery) and have been slathered in grease, saddle soap and nix wax so they're as waterproof as wellies. Super comfy. (No ankle support mind you.)
But despite being well taken care of there's a (repaired) rip in the leather, the insides are in bits and the elastic is going so I've splashed out on a new pair.
Might see if I can send the old ones back to be refurbished but apparently there's no guarantee that once they've got to Oz the blokes at the factory will be able to do anything.
 
They're grand, but I can't get over the memory of standing in my Rossis as a white, shiny Ford Falcon hire car rolled very slowly into the station I worked on and dumped out a guy in RMW Oxford shirt, RMW denim, mirror shined RMW boots, for all I know RMW shades and RMW watch. He turned out to be a bank loan officer who had flown that day to far north west Aussie to threaten to foreclose on the boss if he didn't find however much A$.
 
RMs' are the only boots I have bought that are comfortable from day 1 - no wearing in required. Yes they are now expensive but they last well and the after sales service from the factory is brilliant. They last long after the sting of the price has abated.
I had a pair of craftsman's which I had had resoled by the cheap and nasty method of scarfing a new sole onto the undamaged portion of the old one. That eventually wore out and so I sent them back to the factory for proper resoling. When they came back they were like new - I could not pick the difference and for some reason it was at no cost.
Now that may have been a mistake on their part or they saw the whole job as a challenge. I don't know but I still have them and although I rarely wear them these days (don't need to look seriously dressed up now) they are still there, still comfortable and still usable.
 

Guns

ADC
Moderator
Book Reviewer
Prefer Blunderstones. Had my current 5 years and just starting to show signs of age
 
I wear Blundstones. I have worn RM Williams boots but I didn't like the fact they didn't have a steel toe cap version (and still don't.) Once when I was wearing them as I was doing some welding I had a fairly hefty lump of steel fall on my unprotected toes and it hurt. However I still wear an RM Williams belt and carry an RM Williams wallet, both of which I will buy again when mine wear out.

They also make hip flasks, hats, overnight bags and briefcases. They even sell a pocket watch along with a belt pouch for it, a throwback to their earliest times. Pocket watches were popular with mounted stockmen years after wristwatches came in because a wristwatch can be snagged by a low branch in thick scrub, which can result in a bad accident.

They also offer plaited leather keyrings but no thanks. Two pieces of say paracord of the requisite length (allow for a third to be taken up by plaiting,) then four plait round or square sennet finished off with a Mathew Walker knot, and job jobbed. Way cheaper and looks just as good.
 
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pinback2001

Old-Salt
I've just recently bought a pair of Comfort Craftsmen boots, in black.

Third pair of RMs I've owned, previous two being workboots and relatively cheap at about £120 a pair.

They seem to be notably well put together, and the leather feels first rate. I've invested in their own leather dressing and the new boots came with a tin of own brand polish, which seems excellent, as is their saddle and leather dressing, which I used to use on field boots.

I think they look kinda neat, too.

Anyone else a fan?


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They wouldn't look out of place at Appleby Fair
 
Anyone had their resoled? AIUI Timpson's can do this but...
Timpsons is a bit mixed. It very much depends on the individual cobbler in each shop.

They are good for Dainite resoling as they send them off to some specialist resoler.

Always best to find a small, experienced self-employed cobbler and support his business. Usually cheaper as well.
 
I'm s huge fan, bought my pair 20+ years ago, timpsons resoling is awful but the official alternative is hugely expensive but worth it.

Where did you get them for £120? Even in Aus they're $5-700 a pair (iirc)
RM Williams store Taylor street Toowoomba,blackboots like the ones pictured 270$ a pair, great boots ,their polishes and saddle soaps are reasonable prices in store.
 

goodoldboy

MIA
Book Reviewer
I've just recently bought a pair of Comfort Craftsmen boots, in black.

Third pair of RMs I've owned, previous two being workboots and relatively cheap at about £120 a pair.

They seem to be notably well put together, and the leather feels first rate. I've invested in their own leather dressing and the new boots came with a tin of own brand polish, which seems excellent, as is their saddle and leather dressing, which I used to use on field boots.

I think they look kinda neat, too.

Anyone else a fan?


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Very nice BB. I bought a brown pair in a charity shop donkey's years ago and used them until they were in bits. I am waiting for my £85 Hogg's to wear out and will then get RMW's without a second thought. For work I wear another pair of Hogg's with steel toecaps but know that RMW's will be like slippers compared to anything else (and may even see me out)! A great choice chap...
 
I've just recently bought a pair of Comfort Craftsmen boots, in black.

Third pair of RMs I've owned, previous two being workboots and relatively cheap at about £120 a pair.

They seem to be notably well put together, and the leather feels first rate. I've invested in their own leather dressing and the new boots came with a tin of own brand polish, which seems excellent, as is their saddle and leather dressing, which I used to use on field boots.

I think they look kinda neat, too.

Anyone else a fan?


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Can you get them for 20 quid in TK Max? Just asking........for a friend.
 

foxs_marine

War Hero
I've just recently bought a pair of Comfort Craftsmen boots, in black.

Third pair of RMs I've owned, previous two being workboots and relatively cheap at about £120 a pair.

They seem to be notably well put together, and the leather feels first rate. I've invested in their own leather dressing and the new boots came with a tin of own brand polish, which seems excellent, as is their saddle and leather dressing, which I used to use on field boots.

I think they look kinda neat, too.

Anyone else a fan?


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Me too BB. I've got a pair of the Craftsman from 2004 & a pair of the Stockyard from more recently. Treated right I reckon they'll go on for ever. My first pair lasted 10 years but succumbed to cracks at the end of the toecap, just behind the reinforced bit. If I'd looked after them a bit better I might have avoided that. I also use the leather dressing, great stuff.
 

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