Come into Smart Country this December to see our fantastic range of clothes and gifts for a country loving family or friend! Barbour, Harris Tweed, Schoffel, RM Williams, Chrysalis, Loake and many more.
RM Williams Clothing at Smart Country York began more than 70 years ago making bush saddle products and boots, since beginning the company has gained a name for itself making quality boots and accessories. The first factory that RM Williams at Smart Country York opened in 1932 was behind his father’s house in a woodshed. RM Williams clothing today offers boots, men and women’s clothing, eyewear and accessories. RM Williams clothing at Smart Country York understands that boots cannot just look good they must be comfortable and functional. RM Williams clothing specializes in Australian bush heritage and has stores from New York to New Zeeland and York. RM Williams clothing at Smart Country York offers boots in many sizes and promises shoppers in York good quality footwear and clothing. When shopping in York or online the RM Williams Clothing company at Smart Country York offers style and service that cannot be beat. RM Williams Clothing at Smart Country York is an old-fashioned service store with current styles and availability.
RM Williams Clothing and footwear, York
Robert Smart Menswear is a company located in York, which specializes in outdoor country wear. Offering both formal and casual wear Robert Smart Menswear offers a variety of clothing and styles. Robert Smart Menswear was established in 1967 and aims to provide professional service and treat its customers with respect. Robert Smart Menswear has helped establish the city of York as a major retail provider. Robert Smart Menswear offers Canali, Carlo Viscontti, Desch, Magee, Meyer, Saint Hilaire and Wilvorst brands of clothing offering the city of York quality brands and quality service. Shoppers at the Robert Smart Menswear in York boast online of great service and elegant yet functional clothing. Shoppers report that the service at Robert Smart Menswear is invaluable and shopping in York is better than expected. Robert Smart Menswear believes in selling a great product with great service.
When in York and looking for great shopping experiences RM Williams Clothing and Robert Smart Menswear are two must see spots. It is unusual in today’s big box bargain stores environment to find clothing companies focused on quality first but RM Williams Clothing and Robert Smart Menswear both believe in quality products and deliver extraordinary service. Shopping today does not have to be limited to big box stores and the value of small independent companies is becoming more apparent to shoppers who value a service-based approach to business. RM Williams Clothing and Robert Smart Menswear are ideal places for customers that are looking for quality first and do not enjoy the impersonal big chain stores.
Life in the country is good. Smart Country clothing of York can make you look good from outdoor to office.
If you are looking for premier outdoor clothing brands like RM Williams and Barbour, York’s famed tailor Robert Smart brings country to Main Street with Smart Country. Smart Country is a premier outfitter of classic outdoor, shooting, and rural wear located in the heart of historical York. Come find us on Low Petergate, connecting York’s two major tourist attractions, The Minster and The Shambles. If you live abroad, you can have a piece of York’s one-of-a kind style delivered to your doorstep with Smart Country’s mail order option – connecting you to tweed in no time!
Nestled in the centre of Historic York, Smart Country is a trusted outfitter among Yorkshire’s Rural outdoor Community. Resident’s of Yorkshire rely on the fashion expertise of Robert Smart for daily wear and outdoor shooting apparel. Now the same rugged and tweed clothes that are beloved for exploring, shooting and rural living are available to you. Smart Country can fit your entire family in head to toe in Yorkshire style gear; from wooly jackets to streamlined tweed to breathable shooting attire. Retailer Robert Smart has stocked Smart County with the freshest looks from the iconic brands you know and trust including Barbour and RM Williams.
Barbour has been a respected name in UK apparel for over one hundred years; with its distinctive rugged look and unparallel durability. Barbour is a versatile line with soft stripes and tough tweeds. You will love browsing the classic tweed apparel and other items from waterproof coats, to comfort quilted jackets and from weather boots to weekday loafers. Ladies will love to stroll Yorkshire with a signature tweed carry-on shoulder bag from the Barbour line. The same great quality you know and love can now be passed on generation to generation with the Barbour children’s line featuring high quality tweed coats and accessories.
Born in the Australian Bush, RM Williams is world renowned. Since 1934, men and women of distinction have trusted their clothing needs to RM Williams while navagating the terrain and shooting. Today, From the Outback to the boardroom and everywhere life’s adventures take you in between Robert Smart is your connection to RM Williams. Get ready for outdoor adventures in RM Williams famous handcrafted boots or distinctive tweed jackets.
Whether you live in the country, or just love country living, nobody can outfit you like Yorkshire’s authentic country and outdoor living fashion store, SmartCountry. Don’t trust your tweed from any one other than Robert Smart, the name Yorkshire trusts.
R.M.Williams knows that boots can’t just look good. They have to fit comfortably as well. From the first moment, they should feel like your feet have known them for years. We have more sizes than most boot makers and they fit where it counts.
They hold your foot snug across the instep and are shaped to give you close support under the arch, then curved to match the shape of your heel. That way they don’t slip and chafe. So they stay comfortable. You might say it’s a comfort that lasts.
R.M.William are on sale in our Smart Country store in York
R.M.Williams is far and away the leading name in the Australian bush outfitting business. With sales of over $50 million a year, the company’s retail and concept store program has grown to more than 100 locations in Australia and New Zealand and overseas stores in London and New York.
R.M.Williams boots have led many Australian and overseas aficionados to nominate the company as “the best boot-makers in the world”, and in 2000 R.M.Williams invested Aus$2.5 million in an addition to the Salisbury Factory.
The company is passionate about Australian bush heritage, and R.M.Williams Outback magazine has one of the highest subscription rates of any magazine in Australia. Time-tested practicality and functionality remain the company’s guiding trends, with product development and innovation an on-going issue.
|Born in 1908 on a farm in mid-north South Australia since the age of 16 he’s worked through more careers than there are stitches on his brand-name boots.
Camel boy, drover, well digger, bootmaker, miner, businessman, historian, author and leatherworker just to name the main ones.
He was born seven years after Federation to the optimism of the words of Australia’s first Prime Minister, Edmund Barton –
“For the first time in history we have a continent for a nation and a nation for a continent” – and has lived to see the eyes of the world focused on Australia for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
R.M. first went bush in his teens – lime burning and building in stone in Victoria and on the Western Australian goldfields. In the late 1920’s, he signed on as a camel boy with the missionary explorer, William Wade, in his treks across Australia’s central western deserts. He learned valuable bush lore and survival skills from the aboriginal peoples of the area, and honed his stock handling and bushcraft skills from the stockmen of the desert fringe cattle stations.
By 1932, the onset of the Great Depression (only Germany suffered greater deprivations than Australia during that terrible time) found R.M. camped out in the Gammon Ranges of South Australia with his young family, barely making a living digging wells. But it’s an ill wind… and during this time he met an itinerant saddler named Dollar Mick.
A self-taught genius in leatherworking, Dollar Mick passed on his skills to the 24 year old R.M. who made and sold his first pair of riding boots for 20 shillings to a man from Hilltaba Station whose name he can’t remember.
Having worked on some of the great pastoral runs of the interior, no one knew better than R.M. what men who were born in the saddle wanted when it came to footwear.
With boot sales to the first unknown buyer and cattle king, Sir Sidney Kidman, under his belt, R.M. set up the beginnings of his first factory in 1932 in an iron woodshed behind his father’s house at 5 Percy Street, Prospect (now known as the R.M. Williams Outback Heritage Museum).
With no capital and little help, he built up a team of dedicated craftsmen and took out advertisements in the rural press that asked customers for cash with their orders.
Over the following decades, R.M. developed his business, diversifying into bush saddlery, equipment and the company’s trademark moleskins, jeans and bush shirts.
Other landmarks of R.M.’s life include being the founder of the Australian Roughriders Association, and helping to form the Equestrian Federation of Australia in 1951 and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach in 1988.
Reginald Murray Williams passed away on 4 November 2003 aged 95.