La­bel lover

RM WIL­LIAMS

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style | News -

Regi­nald Mur­ray Wil­liams, born in South Aus­tralia in 1908, quit school at 13 to wan­der the wild coun­try­side. Some­where along the way he met a man called Dol­lar Mick, who taught him the art of leather­work, and in 1932 he started sell­ing hand­made sad­dles and boots. Both were ro­bust and hard-wear­ing—rm Wil­liams’ boots, then and now, are made from one sin­gle piece of leather, stitched at the back. The com­pany grew and the name be­came syn­ony­mous with rugged men liv­ing and work­ing on the land. To­day the quintessen­tially Aus­tralian brand is loved by land labour­ers and dap­per city folk alike. Al­though pri­mar­ily known for its iconic boots, also makes sim­ple and stylish clothes and ac­ces­sories. The com­pany, which is now owned by LVMH, re­cently en­joyed an in­vest­ment from Hugh Jack­man, who has been a fan since RM Wil­liams kit­ted him out for the out­back epic

in which he and Ni­cole Kid­man starred. Mar­wood, avail­able at Mr Porter Jimmy Choo Loro Piana

Dolce & Gab­bana

Dior Homme

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