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RM Williams Comfort Craftsman Boots $430 + Shipping @ Nungar Trading (Pricematch @ Iconic)

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Just got price matched and bought it for $430 from Iconic. actually it's cheaper as nungar trading charge 15 for shipping.for saved 15 plus next day delivery
Btw ICONIC increased the price from 545 to 595 as well

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    Mouth. Open. Jaw. Floor.

    They must be some pretty incredible boots at that price.

    • +15 votes

      Surely mate, best shoes I ever bought, must buy

      • +2 votes

        Not the same quality as before! Ever since LV has brought RMW the quality has dropped! Before people jump up I own about 8 pairs so know what I am talking about!

    • +15 votes

      Australian made. Buy once buy right. ;)

      • +3 votes

        They are now making boots overseas. A friend recently purchased some boots with Made in Australia scrubbed out and replaced with "made in Morocco".

        Price still sky high.

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          Did your friend purchase a shoe from outside their main Chelsea boot range? Eg a lace up? They've been made outside AU, in Portugal and other places I believe, for a long time. I'd love to see a photo.

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          That’s a shame. Do they still make any of their boots in AU?

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            @jboz: I was told by the Sales rep that the outlet stores have the ones that are made overseas. These are specifically only for the outlets.

            The proper RM stores and the ones in Department store still have the MADE IN AU ones. I think the fitting the stitching is different the overseas made boots.

      • +5 votes

        You don't even have to spend RM Williams money if you don't want to. Baxter's are less than half the price and are Australian made and owned.

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          Good to know!

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          I thought they shifted most of their production overseas.

          Also what’s your opinion in going with the horseman over the Goulburn?

    • +4 votes

      Not really incredible…just good quality.

      After years of buying "cheap" $150 Florsheim, Julius Marlow and Hush Puppies, I realised I was chucking away money.

      Yes these cost 3-4 times as much but expect them to last 10 times longer.

      They're comfortable and look good as well!

      The old adage of "i'm too poor to buy cheap things" hold true here.

      • +5 votes

        If u were paying 150 for those brands, u were doing it wrong. Also, the soles on these won't last 10 years, and resoling is not cheap.
        If you can't afford these, I suggest buying a black and brown pair or julius marlow or similar on sale for about 60 bucks and alternating. When shoes get time to dry out they last a lot longer

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      They're a fair price. Modern consumers are just jaded from being able to purchase from an endless supply of sweatshop-cost low quality clothing over the past few decades. Such clothes make for good rags at the end of their short life, though.

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    do these boots have bluetooth

    • +6 votes

      unfortunately no mate, they are to be wore on feet, not head

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      no but they have Band 28 and NFC!!

  • +1 vote

    I want wear these while gaming in my gaming chair but it says it has a "non slip sole" so i think im overpaying for this feature that i won't use.

    Is there a cheaper slip sole version?

    • +2 votes

      There is a leather sole version that will amenable to your slipping needs/falling on your arse on rainy days. However it is unfortunately the same price.

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    how do u price match

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      I called Iconic and asked them if they can price match. you can email as well :)

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        do you just purchase at the full price them email them for the price match?

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          no, requested them to price match first and then got coupon code

  • +3 votes

    Nice work! I got a pair during a recent eBay promo for the same price. Great shoe, no regrets.

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      Nice, was looking to buy from Ebay but couldn't find BLACK comfort craftsman for such price

  • +5 votes

    Got a pair last year with the qantas FF special and they still look brand new to this day. Absolutely worth the money. After buying numerous pairs of “decent” $100-$200 pairs I ended up spending twice what these cost. Should’ve just pulled the trigger 5 years ago. Also the most comfortable boot I’ve ever worn

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      Any tips on buffing scuff marks?

      • +2 votes

        Brush, then optionally condition, then polish. Often just conditioning is enough as leather often self heals.

    • +5 votes

      They are for wearing, not display purposes. If they look brand new you're not wearing them correctly :)

      • +2 votes

        I’ve worn them every day since. Def not a display. Just a testament to the build quality

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          Yeah some people are very light on their shoes. Mine show wear quite quickly but I do wear them when travelling.

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        Maybe OP is just light in his loafers?

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      That QFF deal was absurdly good. Bought two pairs and kicking myself I didn't buy more.

      Given the source of the points (CC signon deals), I effectively paid about $150/pair.

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    Good find!

    I just get them from RM Williams discount outlet stores. They charge $390 and there's nothing wrong with the boots except a light scuff here or there which I guarantee you'll put on your brand new boots within a few weeks anyway. Otherwise wait for one of the 50% off sales that some websites have where you can then find them for about $320 all up.

  • -1 vote

    I also took advantage of the Qantas Points offer not so long ago.These boots are so comfortable and stylish.They currently retail for around $600 btw.A few places have them for $495 though.Make sure you get your exact fit though as their sizing is old school.

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      checked my size from their chatswood store. not only that changed my size plus the guy gave me free polish and brush. and absolute legend :)
      was planning to buy from Qantas store initially. then instead of using points, sold points @ 1.2, bought the shoes and bagged the rest.

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        How does one sell points?

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    Does everyone have a pair of RMs now?

    • +2 votes

      No, but I'm pretty sure everyone has a pair of Bose or Sony noise-cancelling headphones now.

  • +1 vote

    Hmm. Looks like everyone here got one. It’s still way above my pay grade, sadly.

  • +1 vote

    RM’s are the uniform requirement

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    You can get it from ebay for $474, -10% with eBay sitewide coupon, -10% with ebay gift cards = $383.

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      couldn't find a black comfort craftsman at this price !!

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      and btw where can we get ebay discounted Gift card from ?

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        Sorry, you'd have to wait for the next deal from Ebay US/Spain/UK.

    • +6 votes
      • +2 votes

        Someone would spend 45k on a ‘high end’ golf? Lol why not burn the money.

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          Is this what this site is now? Disagree with someone's opinion so trawl through their previous posts and attack their priorities? ffs

          • -1 vote

            @Wampus: By buying a new car you’ve suffered an instant depreciation loss of 13%. Pretty sure spending 450 on a pair of shoes it better than losing $5,800 in the first minute of ownership.

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              @Icecold5000: I like cars. I chose to buy a nice car. I don't like boots. I chose not to buy boots. Sorry to upset you random bored internet person

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                @Wampus: Like has nothing to do with it. I can not like something yet still consider it a bargain. Wasting $5,800 is not about liking cars, it's a stupid financial decision which you got called out on. If you don't like that then keep your stupid financial decisions to yourself. Sorry you got emotional about this.

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    Price has gone back up from what I can see.

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      Never mind, was seeing RRP, not sale price.

  • +1 vote

    Anyone know the grade of leather these shoes are? says "- Genuine leather upper and lining" on theiconic website but to my understanding that was the lowest grade of leather?

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      I think that only applies to gadget accessories/watch bands. Don’t think it applies to shoe leather.

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        You'd be surprised. There's goatskin, lamb, cow and all sorts of grades in between. Have a look at some of the Prada and Bally shoes. The leather will blow your mind! :)

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          Oh I agree. Definitely different grades and qualities. But for shoes nearly all leather is just labelled as “genuine” (mainstream shoe brands). I don’t think that necessarily means it is the lowest quality of leather.

          • +2 votes

            @Pratty: You'll be surprised to find that 'genuine leather' is actually a grade of leather.

            https://www.businessinsider.com.au/what-is-genuine-leather-2...

            • +1 vote

              @twodollah: Pretty much what I was worried about. I know RM Williams boots are supposed to be very good but the "genuine leather" label on the website concerns me.

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                @pick: I purchased two pairs about 12 months ago and alternate them for work. They've held up very well so far as they look almost new with only minor wear on the soles (I got the rubber sole). This is in comparison to my previous Florsheims which would last at most 12 months.

                I am fairly confident that if I look after them properly (I clean and condition them fortnightly and use shoe trees when not worn), they will last quite a long time.

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              @twodollah: "Genuine leather" is NOT a grade of leather, it simply means that some part of it was once on an animal (and is therefore not entirely plastic). It has no relation to the quality or grade of the leather - full grain leather can also be called genuine leather. It's the same as "real beef" - both a rib eye steak and a Mrs Mac's pie are "real beef" in the most general possible term.

              Not having a go at pick or twodollah , there's just so much misinformation on leather on the net and I wanted to clear it up at least this time. I've seen Red Wings stamped with "genuine leather", and the fact that RM Williams also advertises as such also backs this up.

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              @twodollah: @twodollah. No I’m not surprised it is a grade of leather. I am aware of this and thought I made that clear in my first post.

              I highly doubt it is the grade of leather on RMs - their leather can essentially last a lifetime of (often hard) use. Doubt “genuine leather” would hold up to such use.

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      Dunno, all I know is it's one piece.

    • +1 vote

      RMs have always been full grain leather, I don't think that has changed recently, just the price is now creeping higher and higher. TBH at the rate it keeps going up (almost $50 per year) it's probably better value just to pay that extra $50-100 for brands like Alden, C+J, etc.

  • +1 vote

    I reckon Rivers does a better boot.

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    If you're near the Bayside/Mornington Peninsula region of Vic, The Bounty Shop holds 30% off sales a few times a year on all RMW gear plus a host of other Australian brands. That way you can try before you buy, as well.

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    Can someone explain what sets them apart? I gleaned through the above and from what I'm reading… Australian made, comfortable, long-lasting… I would happily pay the money if I knew I didn't have to replace them in less than 3 years…

  • +1 vote

    price matched the wide fit with Iconic, had $ 150 Iconic gift card from previous PayPal 20% off ICONIC gift card as well.

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    Opinions on Baxter vs RM williams? Also, any difference between one piece vs two piece?

  • +2 votes

    Sent an email to theiconic, price match refused, got "We don't price match with this website, however, if you haven't already subscribed to our newsletter, you can sign-up and get a $20 voucher to use….."

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      Me too! Must need to get in quick

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        How can I share a screenshot of approval ? if that's going to be of any help ? or you can take my word for it :)

        • +1 vote

          Not doubting you mate, must be on a case by case basis though.

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    I can vouch for this shop, bought quite a few times from them including these boots.