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Thanks for the name drops, I was aware of Alden, but not really the others. Just checked them out. So cheers for that.   I'll try to show you what kind of sole I've got in mind.   This is the Rancourt (Alden do a very similar full strap by the looks of it). The sole is a bit chunky for my preference. Heel stacked a bit high. And the sole comes out past the toe.       Something like this from the Yuketen website. The sole is thin, doesn't really protrude. If the...
Hi Fred, I've actually been in contact with Rancourt. Their customer service people seem very good, but unfortunately said they can not customise the actual sole - ie, make the heel smaller. They do have options for different soles, which I could choose from, but didn't have the option for what I wanted.   What I'm considering is getting some new Rancourts and then at some point have a new sole put on.   (By 90% perfect, I didn't mean a second-hand pair in good...
Hi, I'm an amateur (and hence a lurker) compared to most of the posters on here, so forgive me if this is a silly question.   I've been searching for a pair of penny loafers, found a pair of Rancourts that are 90% perfect, but I don't really like the sole. So my questions is, when you resole a pair of shoes, can you have it replaced with a completely different style of sole?   To be particular (and again forgive me for non-technical language ) the heel is too big and...
Hi,    If there are any Manchester residents here, can anyone recommend a quality shoe repair / cobbler in the city?   (For the sole, not the upper)   Cheers in advance.   Paul
With no semi-brogue Buckshots being produced in the Autumn collection form Cheaney, I had to settle for something else.   Plumped for a pair of Barker Grants, a cedar tan kind of colour. I liked the complimentary light coloured sole and size/depth of the punchwork which seem to make it a bit more casual. About as happy as I can be with a pair of brogues that aren't the ones I set my heart on.       They look a little darker in my picture, but they're...
Not at all, I had an idea that they would only be doing the full brogue. No problems. Better to have some hope than none ;)  
Have spoken to G&H, it looks like they're only producing the full brogue which I wasn't as keen on as the semi-brogue Buckshots.   So it's either keep praying to find a pair on ebay or plump for a different brand of semi brogue which I may never love quite as much.  
Cheers, I did call them a few weeks back. I'll get on it. Thanks.  
Hello folks, I'm new to this here forum, so forgive me for jumping straight in on what is probably a well-worn topic.   I chanced upon Style Forum because I have recently begun a quest to find the perfect shoe. After much searching and internetting, I found the Buckshot Brogue and deemed it to be the shoe I needed to help me on my way in the larger quest of dressing much more like the modern stylish gentleman that I should be. ( A quest you'll all be familiar with I...
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