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    Thoughts on RM Williams Chelsea Boots

    Good morning folks. I've been eyeing a pair of RM Williams boots for quite some time and I'm ready to pick some up. Surprisingly, I've not heard much in the way of commentary from the forums here on RMW, though they are a pretty classic, traditional piece of men's footwear.

    I'm not ordering them brand new, but rather gently used from EBay. I'm just curious if any of you have a pair, what your thoughts were, suggestions on sizing, etc. I look forward to hearing responses!

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    Love them. RM Williams and Baxter (another Australia boot maker that doesn't get as much forum bluster, but is equally superb) are the only dress chelsea boots I would buy since they are the only wholecut option that is not MTO.

    Here is a styleforum thread with everything you would ever want to know including sizing info: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/r...to-know.21179/

    For a while, when the US dollar was stronger, you could get Baxter Henry boots for ~$200 new shipped here: http://www.bootsaustralia.com/ They are closer to $250 now, but still a great price. He also lists on ebay: http://stores.ebay.com/BootsAustrali...p2047675.l2563

    Here is an old fit pic of the RM Williams Craftsman in Chestnut. For sizing reference, I'm a 10D Brannock and a 9G fits like a glove. Some comparisons: I'm a 9.5D/E on AE 5 last, a 10D on AE 7 Last, a 9UK in Meermin, and a 9D in Red Wing and Wolverine boots.

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      #3
      Originally posted by connersw View Post
      Love them. RM Williams


      MAKE GREAT SHOES, BUT they're kind of clunky like a work boot ina way that I can't dress-up well. they're VERY casual.

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        #4
        Clunky is probably the exact opposite of how I would describe them. They are incredibly sleek. I have no problems wearing them with a suit. I'm talking about RM Williams chelsea, not Blundstones.

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          #5
          Originally posted by connersw View Post
          Love them. RM Williams and Baxter (another Australia boot maker that doesn't get as much forum bluster, but is equally superb) are the only dress chelsea boots I would buy since they are the only wholecut option that is not MTO.

          Here is a styleforum thread with everything you would ever want to know including sizing info: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/r...to-know.21179/

          For a while, when the US dollar was stronger, you could get Baxter Henry boots for ~$200 new shipped here: http://www.bootsaustralia.com/ They are closer to $250 now, but still a great price. He also lists on ebay: http://stores.ebay.com/BootsAustrali...p2047675.l2563

          Here is an old fit pic of the RM Williams Craftsman in Chestnut. For sizing reference, I'm a 10D Brannock and a 9G fits like a glove. Some comparisons: I'm a 9.5D/E on AE 5 last, a 10D on AE 7 Last, a 9UK in Meermin, and a 9D in Red Wing and Wolverine boots.

          Thank you for all the info [MENTION=13775]connersw[/MENTION]! I'll look into that Styleforum thread, as well as Baxter Henry.

          Originally posted by evanparker View Post
          MAKE GREAT SHOES, BUT they're kind of clunky like a work boot ina way that I can't dress-up well. they're VERY casual.
          I think that depends a lot on the last/model. In looking through their website, there definitely appears to be some "clunkier" ass kicking boots, but many of their models are exceptionally sleek and very much suit worthy, in my opinion.

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            #6
            The RMW Maquaries (pictured) are not chunky at all. I love mine. The Turnout also has a round toe. The classic Craftsman model has a more square toe and is more casual (and/or chunky, depending on the observer).



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              #7
              Originally posted by PocketSquare View Post
              The RMW Maquaries (pictured) are not chunky at all. I love mine. The Turnout also has a round toe. The classic Craftsman model has a more square toe and is more casual (and/or chunky, depending on the observer).



              Those are absolutely gorgeous! Did you nab them directly from RMW?

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                #8
                Originally posted by hillch12 View Post
                Those are absolutely gorgeous! Did you nab them directly from RMW?
                I went through bootsonline. You can decide your style and sole. It was significantly cheaper than going through RMW directly. Highly recommend them and their customer service. You can email them with any questions about your order.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by PocketSquare View Post
                  I went through bootsonline. You can decide your style and sole. It was significantly cheaper than going through RMW directly. Highly recommend them and their customer service. You can email them with any questions about your order.
                  I'll check them out, thank you for the suggestion!

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