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post #4396 of 4975
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post
 

Brand new Rancourt chukkas via Hickoree's out of the box today. These are just spectacular - the sashiko cloth on the side is so soft and airy, the suede a true navy and oh-so-buttery, and the crepe sole so nice and grippy. Couldn't be happier. Now to test drive them!!!

 

Wow. Amazing. I sat on these for months and months and months, only to find that they were sold out (or Hickoree's killed the ongoing pre-order) recently. Kicking myself more than ever.

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Originally Posted by forsan View Post
 

Wow. Amazing. I sat on these for months and months and months, only to find that they were sold out (or Hickoree's killed the ongoing pre-order) recently. Kicking myself more than ever.

Wow, hadn't realized they pulled the pre-order. Not sure if this had anything to do with my situation, but this order took about double the time Hickorees originally quoted, as they said there were some production delays with Rancourt. Hickorees was great about the situation, giving me a discount due to the delay, but they admitted that Rancourt has bigger accounts than them. Not saying anything against either brand by the way. I'm sitting here with fantastic shoes at a bit of a discount with only a little longer wait.

post #4398 of 4975
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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post




Guessing it stretched too much in width? I tried on OSB camp moc shoes half size down from brannock and it was snug but wasn't tight or uncomfortable. Took a little effort to get them on but otherwise good. Can't imagine going down another half size for OSB beefrolls though.

 

so for the beefroll's, i ended up with a 6E on order (brannock size). the 5.5 only comes in D. alternatively, i could go with a 6D. thoughts? yes- i know i have small feet... but i'm only 5'1" so it's proportional

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Originally Posted by rusticchasm View Post
 

 

so for the beefroll's, i ended up with a 6E on order (brannock size). the 5.5 only comes in D. alternatively, i could go with a 6D. thoughts? yes- i know i have small feet... but i'm only 5'1" so it's proportional

 

From what I've read on the forums, it's suggested to go down half a size from your brannock size. I just got this response back from Katie @ Rancourt. 

 

Hi Smith,

 

No problem. Loafers run pretty true to size. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going down a half size – at least not from your AE size. Normally, for the best fit in our hand sewns, we recommend going down a half size from your Brannock measurement. Anything in CXL will have the most give and stretch.

 

I hope that helps.

 

Best,

Katie

 

I did tell her that my AE 5 last size is similar to my brannock size so I was initially confused at the first two sentences. I'm a size 6.5EEE on the AE 5 last and size 6 D/E on my left foot and 6.5 D/E on my right foot for the brannock size. I'm just not sure if I should go with D width or E width. I'm thinking D width since I expect it to stretch and I'm in between widths.

 

Edit: Per Katie's suggestion, she suggests I go with the narrower width (D) which I was leaning towards! Hopefully that helps you out.

post #4400 of 4975
My loden green cxl monroes have spent the past four days in customs and still there's no sign of them being released. It's always the same: it takes a day or two to fly a pair of shoes around half the globe, and then you spend at least a week waiting for these lazy @#!#/\;* to pass it on to my local customs office. Which takes an additional 2-3 days. The actual "work" (inspection of contents, calculation of import taxes and fees) being only done when I show up to collect my package...

So here's my other pair of Rancourt-made Timberland Eastern Standard Boots. Two years old, worn about once a week:


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Originally Posted by Mr Clemson View Post

Thanks for the advice.  I think I'll probably go with the rangers in natural CXL first in a size 8, and then go with the loafers in a size 7.5 since they should stretch some.  The 7.5 doesn't hurt my feet, but it definitely needs to stretch out a little in width.

I think this is a good call. Tifosi gives good advice. Not sure about the rangers, but I have a pair of 8D shell venetians that I thought felt very snug on the instep and width.
I almost returned them to get an 8.5D. However, after just 2-3 wears indoors with slightly thicker athletic socks to help stretch them, they now fit me perfectly.

I also remember basically having to jam my foot in them as well, but now they slip on and off pretty easily. In my experience, shell does stretch a fair amount(especially if you want it to).

Hope this helps.
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Are there Rancourt stockists in Seattle?
post #4403 of 4975
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Originally Posted by TH3515 View Post

My loden green cxl monroes have spent the past four days in customs and still there's no sign of them being released. It's always the same: it takes a day or two to fly a pair of shoes around half the globe, and then you spend at least a week waiting for these lazy @#!#/\;* to pass it on to my local customs office. Which takes an additional 2-3 days. The actual "work" (inspection of contents, calculation of import taxes and fees) being only done when I show up to collect my package...

So here's my other pair of Rancourt-made Timberland Eastern Standard Boots. Two years old, worn about once a week:


:fonz:  I saw those at a retailer and really liked them. Now, that it's getting warmer that canvas top should keep your feet cooler than a leather boot.  For 2 years of use, that CXL hasn't darkened up at all.  

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Originally Posted by Reginald Bartholomew View Post

Are there Rancourt stockists in Seattle?

Not that I've heard of, though I don't live anywhere near Seattle, of course. Taylor Stitch in San Francisco was carrying Rancourt recently, Don't see them on their website currently though.

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fing02%5B1%5D.gif  I saw those at a retailer and really liked them. Now, that it's getting warmer that canvas top should keep your feet cooler than a leather boot.  For 2 years of use, that CXL hasn't darkened up at all.  

Agree: @TH3515, those are great looking boots. I really like the canvas and the Norwegian style stitching around the toe.
post #4405 of 4975
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Originally Posted by eljlakers View Post
 

Wow, hadn't realized they pulled the pre-order. Not sure if this had anything to do with my situation, but this order took about double the time Hickorees originally quoted, as they said there were some production delays with Rancourt. Hickorees was great about the situation, giving me a discount due to the delay, but they admitted that Rancourt has bigger accounts than them. Not saying anything against either brand by the way. I'm sitting here with fantastic shoes at a bit of a discount with only a little longer wait.

Very jealous right now. I'd gladly take a longer wait even at full retail. Talk about FOMO.

post #4406 of 4975
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

I saw those at a retailer and really liked them. Now, that it's getting warmer that canvas top should keep your feet cooler than a leather boot.  For 2 years of use, that CXL hasn't darkened up at all.  
The canvas is soft and very comfortable but it's leather lined, so it's not really cooler than, say, an unlined cxl top. Btw I'm still not sure what leather this is. It doesn't have that typical cxl smell and it has no pull-up. It also is shinier than I would expect from cxl. But then I only have one pair of cxl shoes (navy boat chukkas) so what do I know;-)

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Not that I've heard of, though I don't live anywhere near Seattle, of course. Taylor Stitch in San Francisco was carrying Rancourt recently, Don't see them on their website currently though.
Agree: @TH3515, those are great looking boots. I really like the canvas and the Norwegian style stitching around the toe.
Thank you!
post #4407 of 4975

I'm thinking about a Blake wingtip in black Buckaroo.  Does anyone here have a Buckaroo wingtip, or any other shoe in Buckaroo for that matter?  Thoughts and/or pics?  TIA . . .

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First of two pairs I've been waiting on. Boat shoe in Parisian blue with honey boat sole. I'm really liking the color.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by kmitch101 View Post
 

First of two pairs I've been waiting on. Boat shoe in Parisian blue with honey boat sole. I'm really liking the color.

 

 

 

 

Truly beautiful.  The Parisian blue is just awesome.  I love how vibrant it is in-person (I'd say the top color is closest to real life), and this is a great makeup all around.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

I'm thinking about a Blake wingtip in black Buckaroo.  Does anyone here have a Buckaroo wingtip, or any other shoe in Buckaroo for that matter?  Thoughts and/or pics?  TIA . . .

Half,

I'm attaching a pix of my buckaroo ranger mocs. Personally, I would probably not go with this leather for a wingtip unless you're going for something of a foul weather shoe. I think that this cxl leather is really thick and has a rough texture.  With all the layers of a wingtip, it would be double thick.  Buckaroo kinda reminds me of pebble grain. I would look for a thinner more pliable CXL for a wingtip.  

 

I'm not a leather expert so there may be variations of buckaroo that are not as thick. 

 

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