Another pair of boots that I love to throw on – my R.M. Williams MTO comfort craftsman boots, in camel leather.
They’re so easy to wear; it’s not just the comfort of the whole-cut, and not just the ease of pulling them on & off, but also the fact that camel leather is, very simply, one of the most amazing leathers I’ve come across!
Camel leather wears hard, very hard.
Harder than cattlehide, harder than horsehide…the grain is as sturdy as that on an elephant hide, but the leather very soft and supple.
Many times, as we do, I would knock these boots on something rigid and expecting, at the very least, a scratch on the leather…
Amazingly, every time, the leather is just fine.
Kinda mind boggling how the grain is so durable, but the leather is so buttery soft!?!?
Seriously, for me, camel leather negates the need for Scottish zug, pebble grains, alpine leather, etc; camel has a fantastic, natural grain and handles abrasions & moisture very well.
It also hold a light shine very easily, and to date I haven’t needed to polish them at all.
The creases are setting in gently:
Might as well show off the hem progress 😉
Of course, the grain close-up!
I wasn’t kidding – not a single cut or scratch at all.
Hopefully I’ll get a lace-up pair done in camel next year, though I do think it would look rather amazing on an engineer boot too.