The great outdoors of Australia hosts many attributes; beauty, durability and longevity. The natural landscape of Australia is worked by thousands of farmers over millions of acres on a daily basis. Care and attention are the hallmarks of their work ethic, which has been re-interpreted and applied over time to their urban outfits or ´bushman inspired clothing.´
When it comes to Australian outback clothing, there is a saying that a true bushman should wear a brand started by another true bushman and because of this there are very few brands that command as much respect as RM Williams. Built upon the principles of quality & durability, this home grown Southern Australian company equips bushmen and workers with a complete range of stylish and durable range of clothing and world-renowned premium handcrafted boots that needs no introduction.
¨The RM Williams Stockyard range is everyday clothes for working the land. The same R.M. quality that you expect with exceptional value for money. A range that’s growing in popularity as it perfectly blends practical gear with style. When there’s work to be done, you might as well be comfortable and look good doing it.¨ – RM Williams
Reginald Murray Williams founded his namesake company in 1932, and has been supplying quality Australian utilitarian clothing for over 80 years. Their product range is as diverse as the climate range the farmers work on. A comprehensive array of leather dress boots, work boots, clothing in machine spun cotton and robust denim alongside a full range of accessories for both men and women which continues to evolve today.
The imperishable range of clothing and footwear of Williams has a history as rich as that of their forefathers. A small back-shed saw the brands first manufacturing process initiate into low scale, local production, many years ago. Today times change and so did the industry which is now an internationally recognised and quintessential example of Australian outback clothing, footwear, bags and other accessories. A promise to the quality of the past ´built to last´ with the technology of the future means that all of the collections are stocked on-line and can be shipped worldwide.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: R W Williams