The Timeless Australian Leather Boots Worth Investing in This Winter

When it comes to Australian classics, you can’t go past the distinctive style of R.M. Williams's boots. And this season, we're loving the latest A/W 18 collection for more than just their looks—they're pretty clever, too.

Head designer Jeremy Hershan describes the boots as "really built to stand the test of time." Immensely proud of its heritage, R.M. Williams strives to keep up its reputation of craftsmanship. "The boots are kind of produced in the same way they were in the 1930s and '40s," Hershan adds. "They’re stitched in the same manner they were and they’re lasted in the same manner they were, which for me brings a great sense of authenticity to the brand."

What we love most are the boots' rugged elegance, which just gets better with more wear and age, making even the most basic outfits in your wardrobe look polished. They're casual enough to wear outdoors, yet sophisticated enough to wear with your tailored pieces on a night out. Trust us, you'll never want to give these up.

Make like Alexa Chung and pair the Yearling boot (the Millicent style she wore has since sold out) with ankle grazing mid- wash denim, or channel Brooke Testoni and pair the boots with a silk dress. Similar to the faithful leather loafer or ballet flats, the iconic R.M. Williams boot will become part of your everyday uniform for years to come, and for good reason.

Keep scrolling to shop our favourite picks from the new collection.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Kit Kilroy.

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Lara Burnell
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