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Originally Posted by Portland Dry Goods View Post

I've got some people cooking up similar shoes with us at PDG - parisian blue and red brick certainly mix well.
I'm in
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I've pretty much decided to go with the Parisian blue as my first Rancourt shoe. Now I'm trying to decide whether to go with a ranger moc with the RLH sole or a boat shoe with the honey boat sole like pictured above.

I've got the baxter ranger moc in Parisian blue with the RLH aspen sole. It's comfortable, looks great, and seems more versatile than their boat shoe. Not something I could wear for four seasons living in Toronto, but have been worn for spring, summer, and parts of fall. I kinda feel like the boat shoe is just much more common, and that's why I opted for the ranger moc. It's a bit more expensive, but was worth it imo. Good luck with your decision.
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Gents and fellow fans of Rancourt,

 

The Bass Weejun Fenmore line, which I have read is made by Rancourt, has been on Gilt for the past few days. Does anyone have experience with this line, or can confirm what I have heard about Rancourt making the loafers?

 

To sweeten the deal if true, Gilt sent out some 30% coupons. Knocking the total price down to $140. Almost too good to be true, which I why I figured I'd bring it to the group for discussion.

 

Here is the link to the Gilt page, and the Bass page...

 

 

http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/gh-bass-2645

 

http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/fenmore-weejuns_2277_205.html

post #4444 of 4985
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Originally Posted by villanovaadam View Post
 

Gents and fellow fans of Rancourt,

 

The Bass Weejun Fenmore line, which I have read is made by Rancourt, has been on Gilt for the past few days. Does anyone have experience with this line, or can confirm what I have heard about Rancourt making the loafers?

 

To sweeten the deal if true, Gilt sent out some 30% coupons. Knocking the total price down to $140. Almost too good to be true, which I why I figured I'd bring it to the group for discussion.

 

Here is the link to the Gilt page, and the Bass page...

 

 

http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/gh-bass-2645

 

http://ghbass.com/shop/mens/footwear/loafers-weejuns/fenmore-weejuns_2277_205.html

I believe those are made by Highland Shoe Company, who also make Oak Street's handsewns

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I believe those are made by Highland Shoe Company, who also make Oak Street's handsewns

My info is from word of mouth, but the link also makes the explicit connection. Not sure of the credibility of either source.

 

 http://www.ivy-style.com/maine-street-ivy-bass-returns-to-pine-tree-state.html

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Originally Posted by villanovaadam View Post
 

My info is from word of mouth, but the link also makes the explicit connection. Not sure of the credibility of either source.

 

 http://www.ivy-style.com/maine-street-ivy-bass-returns-to-pine-tree-state.html

Perhaps I was wrong. I've never seen Rancourt do the diamond sole pattern

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I have no idea which company made those. They have the distinct upper of a Rancourt, where the box stitch hugs the penny slot, and the style of beefroll stitching Rancourt uses. But they have the diamond sole pattern of Highland.
post #4448 of 4985
I would buy loden or navy if I had that 30% off coupon
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Originally Posted by villanovaadam View Post
 

My info is from word of mouth, but the link also makes the explicit connection. Not sure of the credibility of either source.

 

 http://www.ivy-style.com/maine-street-ivy-bass-returns-to-pine-tree-state.html

Video no longer available :(

post #4450 of 4985

I just pulled the trigger on the brown ones. I've been wanting Rancourts for a while, but this deal was too good to pass up.

 

I hope the size is right :confused:

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I have no idea which company made those. They have the distinct upper of a Rancourt, where the box stitch hugs the penny slot, and the style of beefroll stitching Rancourt uses. But they have the diamond sole pattern of Highland.

Likely Rancourt then. I'm sure Rancourt has the capability to do diamond sole pattern, but they're unlikely to change the beefroll stitching and box stitch.

post #4452 of 4985
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Originally Posted by thelastquestion View Post

Likely Rancourt then. I'm sure Rancourt has the capability to do diamond sole pattern, but they're unlikely to change the beefroll stitching and box stitch.

Well, I was wondering about the diamond sole pattern. They're the mark that the feed dogs on the sewing machine leave on the leather. So it's not really a capability thing, it's just a question of whether your machine leaves the marks or not. Unless Rancourt has been purposefully avoiding letting the feed dogs mark the sole, and has the ability to let them mark it if they want (though I'm not really sure how that's possible). Or if there's a way to add that pattern superficially.
post #4453 of 4985
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post


Well, I was wondering about the diamond sole pattern. They're the mark that the feed dogs on the sewing machine leave on the leather. So it's not really a capability thing, it's just a question of whether your machine leaves the marks or not. Unless Rancourt has been purposefully avoiding letting the feed dogs mark the sole, and has the ability to let them mark it if they want (though I'm not really sure how that's possible). Or if there's a way to add that pattern superficially.

 

Alden does it superficially, check out around 9:30 in this video: http://vimeo.com/6997219  Maybe Rancourt has one of those machines just for third party stuff.

post #4454 of 4985
these Bass loafers do look the same as the rancourt loafers that I am wearing now...if the 30% can be had, that's an insane deal. probably the cheapest price I've seen for a brand new pair of Rancourts.
post #4455 of 4985
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I have no idea which company made those. They have the distinct upper of a Rancourt, where the box stitch hugs the penny slot, and the style of beefroll stitching Rancourt uses. But they have the diamond sole pattern of Highland.

I'm not seeing any diamond pattern.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Bass-Mens-Fenmore-Penny-Loafer/dp/B00FWPJJ5K

 

Versus the diamond pattern you can see on Highland made handsewns here:

 

http://theholbornmag.com/2013/08/22/oak-street-bootmakers-american-to-the-sole/

 

I see a Rancourt handsewn when I look at the Fenmore. 

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