>Saint laurent chelsea boots $430
>Faggots asking 1k for them
So fucking mad holy shit.
Maybe compared to the SLP ones but you could cut paper with those they're so ridiculously slim
you're comparing a working man's chisel toe town boot to a saint laurent paris almond toe chelsea boot. i live in adelaide, i'm very familiar with rmw lasts, craftsmans have a lot of charm but there's no denying that they're bulky and unrefined.
>but there's no denying that they're bulky and unrefined.
compared to the other stuff RMW can make for sure
lol it was a fucking retarded question
still, here's something for the faggot:
chelseas fit kind of like a leather sock
these non-workboot types will fit very close to the foot, and the leather will stretch, but not in the toe box
keep that in mind
>compared to the other stuff RMW can make for sure
agreed. turnouts look nice on smaller feet, especially if you can afford to size down on width and up on overall length, but they're they're so bulbous on my size 10G feet. generally I feel the best bet for most people is a nice made to order pair. low heel, narrow medium toe and seasonal leather of your choosing. all that aside craftsmans have been growing on me a lot, probably going to pick up a pair within the next few months.
don't get me wrong I love the craftsman last (though it doesn't love me) and I have several pairs (that I now have to get rid of dammit), but if generally if you're going to compare an RMW's last with say, something from SLP or some of the other european fashion houses, whatever it has to the narrowmed/macquarie
i think there might be a sleeker, more narrow chisel toe somewhere in the catalog too, but I don't recall for sure
the turnout shape is more suited to my toes, but I prefer the chisel of the craftsman
not the comfort model, which really can look bulbous
it has to be the standard craftsman/blaxland - any one with the standard leather insole
they're not as puffy in the toe
same with the turnout really
compare a normal turnout or wentworth with the comfort version
toe puff really bulges out on the latter
however, if you get either model with the brass screwed soles (which can't be the comfort model regardless), because the sole is so thin, and there is no welt to jut out like the other models, they look kind of too rounded
but the uppers bulge over the very thin lip of the sole
want to order but the factory is closed till like february
as far as i know the craftsman actually is the more narrow chisel toe last. i've been trying to decide whether to buy a pair of craftsmans off the rack or a made to order pair in brown suede, narrow medium toe, brass screwed soles, flat heel. i really hate that the narrow medium toe only appears in their catalog on mid/cuban heeled boots.
get the off the rack ones now, because as I said, the factory won't be taking new orders till well into next year
RM's suede is really nothing to write home about
not compared to many european brands
it's rough and not very nice IMO
i'm biased against suede though
darker colours look skanky and their care is more of a bother IMO.
>brass screwed soles
if you're not in oz I really would reconsider
can only be resoled here, and RM's leather soles are also nothing special
lol I had one of their boutique managers tell me how bad the quality of their leather soles have become compared to how they used to be (world wide problem, really - with few exceptions)
he was wearing brass screwed leather, nearly 25 years, no resole
the new ones with the same amount of wear? at least two resoles by now
at least that's what he said
and putting a topy on them is a travesty IMO
but if you want something that sleek, no other option, really
i hope they still have their semi-bespoke service that they had in the past, because I'd really like a pair in the a chisel toe but don't want to have to size up for proper fit (too long).
apparently they used to have a proper made to measure sort of deal
don't know how you do that without making custom lasts (which they don't do) but I'll find out i guess next time I go to the melb store
I CANT FIND THESE PAIR ANYWHERE FOR UNDER $500 FUCKING RESELLERS PIECES OF FUCKING SHIT FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUUUUCK
Also why are all chelseas black on the YSL site, is that all they have? The only sizes left in most of them are just too fucking big (size 12)
>Also why are all chelseas black on the YSL site, is that all they have?
It could be that the other colorways are sold out. At any rate, black shoes can go with a lot of outfits.
Department stores, online boutiques, etc. may also have some sort of written agreement allowing them to have first dibs to sell certain pieces before SL can put them up for sale on their own site. Kind of like how online boutiques such as LVR, Sneakerboy, Barney's, etc. got to sell Qasa's before Y3 had them up on their own store.
I'm sure some/most SL boutiques have stuff to sell before it gets put up on their site to encourage foot traffic too.
It's just business, really.
>WHY CAN'T OTHERS INTO SLEEK
I couldn't agree more. I absolutely love the slim silhouette on SL shoes compared to what I've seen so far on my quest to find good looking shoes I can wear to work or a night out in town. Vibram/Topy the sole and we Gucci!
> mfw the only people hat wear these are manlets to appear taller