Originally Posted by tifosi
I have the same problem. I have a pair of 8.5D from Rancourt and they were good until the stretched a bit. Now I can't wear them sockless. Ordering another pair in the next day or so and I'm going 8D. I did the made to fit program they offer and the 8D felt much better. I recommend the made to fit program.
Originally Posted by randomkoreandude
kind of stuck
i had the 8.5 epaulet natty chromexcel pennys but sold them cuz after a few months they stretched to be too large. im a TTS 9 and 8.5 barrie and most dress shoes
do i go 8 to account for sockless summer stretching? or is epaulet's shoe diff then direct from rancourt???
Originally Posted by Winston S.
Already expressed earlier in this thread, but I have the 8.5D Rancourt Venetians sold at BB and they also stretched to the point where the fit is no longer great (too loose), but wearable. Not sure if I could go down to the 8D though. I am typically a 9D also.
So what is the recommended sizing advice to account for stretching? I am about to order a pair for myself. When I got my dad his boat shoes, the 9.5Ds were fine lengthwise, but a little tight on my pinky toe (Sockless). I've tried them on more recently after hes stretched them and worn them a lot with white athletic socks. They are definitely looser, but would still probably work.
Should I size down half a size, size down a width? or do both?
Originally Posted by Louis XIV
Gentlemen, thank you a lot for your replies!
Once again my poor English lead to a misunderstanding.
When I said I was looking for a brown boat shoe, I was aware and very much liked #8 Chromexcel was more redish brown/burgundy than brown Chromexcel, I am not set on a "neutral" brown.
Therefore let me simplify my question: Which color would you prefer in a boat shoe #8 or brown CXL?
Further, when flipping through the pages of the thread, I found the following post.
If I recall correctly Bakes was the one who considered buying a pair of boat shoes for his dad's birthday but was not sure Rancourt was worth the price they asked for.
Am very glad some others and I were able to convince him.
From how the shoes look one can clearly see the owner wears them a lot and very unpretentious so, which I think is a great thing for a boat shoe.
Also, are those brown CXL? The definitely look great!
Yes, the man loves his boat shoes. His go to pair of sure for certain. He wears them in the snow, when he's walking the dogs through the woods, when he is shoveling lime in the yard. He recently rolled his ankle while playing tennis, and I'm trying to get him to wear something else with more ankle support until it heals, but he just keeps on wearing his boat shoes.
Thanks for encouraging me to get them. He likes them more than I ever would have imagined, and notices the superior quality more than I thought he would. Other people know about his boat shoes too, because he tells others how I ordered him this special pair.
The boat that I intended for him to wear them on should be here this spring.
Yes, Brown CXL.