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My brother-in-law just got a pair or Harlechs and is now a big fan.  I just emailed him the specs in an attempt to moisten his palette.  He isn't on SF, so I would have to proxy for him.   Not sure how likely he is to participate, being that he has a wife and 2 children under 2.  I'm always soliciting him with opportunities to score coveted shoes, but he always declines.
 Does this mean that if you order MTO direct from Rancourt that the upcharge has now increased beyond $50?  Or is it still $50?   I whine about Rancourt's prices going up, but they are still considerably less than Quoddy or OSB. The great American handsewn price bubble of 2015.
Hmm, this is tricky.  Too bad 12.5B isn't an option.  I wouldn't count on them stretching too much lengthwise.  I sized down for my boat shoes and they were uncomfortably snug for the first few wearings, but stretched to a exceptionally secure fit.  That said, I wear them with very thin socks, if any socks at all.  I advised my brother-in-law, who has roughly the same sized feet as me to do the same for his camp mocs, and they were painfully snug for him for about the...
They are CXL, but as you point out, they haven't really wrinkly-creased as you often see with Alden's CXL.  Instead they have that shell-like roll that you notice, which I suspect is due to the fact that they are unlined, but I will defer to my fellow Long Islander and resident unlined shell and cxl expert, @wdahab, who's name I always struggle to remember how to spell whenever I try to call upon him.
I would order these 3 (or a close variation) if Rancourt hadn't raised their prices so aggressively in the past 2 years.  I like a lot of their stuff, but find my self thinking "Meh, if they were $50 cheaper I would definitely get 'em."   Too bad they never really have sales (except that one time) or some sort of program that allows their earlier customers historic pricing.  But from their perspective, make hay while the sun is shining.  So I don't blame them as I...
Woah!  That is a bold statement!  You are WAY too kind! I'd be very challenged to come up with even the 3 best make-ups that I've seen.   It's weird though, lately I'm feeling this stock model.   I'm not sure I've seen anyone go with the banana-colored aspen sole, but that's something that I would definitely applaud.  (Perhaps with a blue or green CXL or Shell upper, hand-sewn of course.) Edit:  [[SPOILER]]
Here is one pair, however, that I would NOT part with.  (Camp-Moc Boat-Shoe Hybrid)   Can't wait for summer so that I can get these back in rotation!  
 Without knowing what the other options are, I would say brown.  Thats what the color of the sole/midsole is on both of my pairs pictured above in my previous post, as well as below in this post. They fit true-to-size, but some of their leathers will stretch more than others, so that is a factor.  Probably go with your sperry size. I think there are more sole options than they have listed in the customizer (haven't really fiddled with it in a while) and basically any of...
Thanks for the compliment! No one reason. Moving to a smaller space, changing taste, only wear them a dozen times a year, free up room on my shoe rack for other shoes that I have to keep in boxes.
Snapped some fresh shots of my Espresso Blake Boots for a listing, and figured I might as well post them up here as well so others can enjoy.  New  [[SPOILER]]  After some wear...   [[SPOILER]]
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