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Originally Posted by Puffsan View Post

Thank you for your advice and sharing your experience with the different soles. I already ordered two pair of shoes on friday.
After spending lots of hours on the custom design builder i decided to go for a mto model they already had in their collection, the Baxter Ranger-moc in parisian blue with realtex sole.





the blue color seems a bit brigher than the standard navy Chronomexcel and i really like the color contrast between the leather and the sole. Since im also very weak for boat shoes i had to order a pair of them aswell.



Hope they both look as good in real as on the photos. If i like the shoes i will probably get a suede version with mini lug for the next winter.

Nice choice with the baxters. I posted some real life pics of the exact same shoes, if you use the search option they'll come up. I've really enjoyed them thus far. Eagerly awaiting spring to bring them back out.
post #3977 of 5515
rancourt just posted these exclusive BB version boat shoes.
post #3978 of 5515
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post

rancourt just posted these exclusive BB version boat shoes.

Brooks Brothers has certainly changed their style lately.  They used to make conservative men's clothes that appealed to a wide market of men who aren't trying to wear overstated clothes Now they have  alot of slimmer cuts and more bold designs.  

 

I wonder if they are trying to appeal to a new target market (younger and hipper)

 

Or if the designers just think that this (see quoted pic) is the kind of thing that white conservative business men wear while they are yachting on Martha's Vineyard.  (in other words, they think this fits some kind of WASPY old man stereotype)

 

This statement might fly right over some peoples' heads, and thats fine, I am expecting that.  If you don't get it, feel free to ignore it.

 

However, I think that the green material on that boat shoe is some type of waxed cotton or something, which is different for Rancourt and kind of cool in that sense.

post #3979 of 5515
ya, i think it's wax cotton from british millerain
post #3980 of 5515
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post
 

Brooks Brothers has certainly changed their style lately.  They used to make conservative men's clothes that appealed to a wide market of men who aren't trying to wear overstated clothes Now they have  alot of slimmer cuts and more bold designs.  

 

I wonder if they are trying to appeal to a new target market (younger and hipper)

 

I think they are definitely going after the younger and hipper, and specifically the typical J. Crew shopper.  IMO pretty much the entire Red Fleece line is a direct response to J. Crew.  As someone who shops about equally at both stores, I applaud it.

post #3981 of 5515
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

I think they are definitely going after the younger and hipper, and specifically the typical J. Crew shopper.  IMO pretty much the entire Red Fleece line is a direct response to J. Crew.  As someone who shops about equally at both stores, I applaud it.

I tend to agree with your conclusion.  What I like about Brooks Brothers is that they have a lot of plain clothes.  I used to shop at J. Crew like Pre-2008 for the same reason.  Now you can't get a regular pair of khakis from them that doesn't have some kind of gay pocket flaps or something dumb like that.

post #3982 of 5515
Look at where J Press had gone in the last year or so. They are clearly courting a younger demographic, a #menswear one, very aggressively.
post #3983 of 5515
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gay pocket flaps or something dumb like that

Maybe you should rethink the words you use.

post #3984 of 5515
Hi guys,

Sizing question, looking at buying a Beefroll PL , (Easland eastbrook) which I've been told are made by Rancourt, should I size down or go TTS? , for reference I wear 10d in Barrie last and 10e on AE 5 last., wondering if I should order 10 or 10.5d.

Thanks.
post #3985 of 5515
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Originally Posted by epc2 View Post

Hi guys,

Sizing question, looking at buying a Beefroll PL , (Easland eastbrook) which I've been told are made by Rancourt, should I size down or go TTS? , for reference I wear 10d in Barrie last and 10e on AE 5 last., wondering if I should order 10 or 10.5d.

Thanks.

There are 2 camps to this. I'm kinda similar since I am a 9 in barrie and went 9.5 on everything rancourt so far. I did try the 9s and I could get my feet in there and everything but there was some tightness. Since everything I've tried has been cxl everyone says they stretch. However, I've been of the school that if something doesn't "feel right" off the bat, don't get it. So, I've gone with the more comfortable fit.

A lot of guys on here will say, well they hurt for 2 or 3 weeks...but now they are like gloves. I just don't like pain or bandaids, shoe stretchers etc. HTH.
post #3986 of 5515
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Originally Posted by Shiny View Post


There are 2 camps to this. I'm kinda similar since I am a 9 in barrie and went 9.5 on everything rancourt so far. I did try the 9s and I could get my feet in there and everything but there was some tightness. Since everything I've tried has been cxl everyone says they stretch. However, I've been of the school that if something doesn't "feel right" off the bat, don't get it. So, I've gone with the more comfortable fit.

A lot of guys on here will say, well they hurt for 2 or 3 weeks...but now they are like gloves. I just don't like pain or bandaids, shoe stretchers etc. HTH.

I don't think pain is ever a good thing.  I do, however, think that it's important that penny loafers fit nice and snug out of the box, to take into account the lack of laces and the stretch of CXL.  Mine are undoubtedly snug and as tight as I'm willing to go, but they don't hurt at all.  I'd never buy a pair of trail oxfords/ranger mocs that are that snug (sidenote: the penny loafer and ranger moc are on different lasts, so I'm an 8.5 in both, and they both fit differently/correctly).

post #3987 of 5515
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post
 

True enough.  As we know, the Eastland camp mocs (which are made by Rancourt) are on a different last than Rancourt camp mocs...so I guess it's a crapshoot. 

Also realized I intended to write OP instead of the second OSB

post #3988 of 5515
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

Given OSB recommends you size down a full size from your brannock for their penny loafers, don't you think it would make more sense to go down a half size from his Barrie size?

OSB actually says to size down one full size from dress shoes with thin or no socks and half a size down with regular socks. Tim from independence, I believe from earlier in the OSB thread, said to size down half a size from trail oxfords.
post #3989 of 5515
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post


OSB actually says to size down one full size from dress shoes with thin or no socks and half a size down with regular socks. Tim from independence, I believe from earlier in the OSB thread, said to size down half a size from trail oxfords.

...isn't that what I said?

post #3990 of 5515
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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post

...isn't that what I said?

Ah well my bad, didn't realize peoples Brannock size was their dress shoe size. I know that wasn't the case for me
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