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post #4726 of 5210
Sorry to hear what happened to your shoes. I have always have things send to my hotel and never had any problem.

Anyways, the Eastbrook looks like it's a double leather sole instead of the regular single sole made by Rancourt. I think the plug looks longer because of the pictures.

To answer your question, I don't think you'll go wrong with the Eastbrook.
post #4727 of 5210
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Originally Posted by gmmiddle View Post

I don't know if it's true that they won't repair/resole shoes branded for others, but I DO know they will repair/resole Rancourt branded shoes resold by others.

They did a great job on some loafers I bought from Brooks Brothers.

Exactly, as long as it has the name Rancourt on it then they will resole it.

post #4728 of 5210
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Exactly, as long as it has the name Rancourt on it then they will resole it.
Unfortunately that makes sense. When they are re-branded the end user is not "supposed" to know they are Rancourt.
post #4729 of 5210
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Thanks for pointing that out. So, basically, if you want to buy them now, avoid the wait times, then for all intents and purposes they're throwaway shoes. Not cool, if you ask me. If they manufacture a product for a retailer i.e. Alden, then they should stand behind said product unless the retailer is not using Rancourts name to sell the product. I think would apply to Eastland and RLauren. No mention of Rancourt anywhere on their sites.

I won't argue the merits of this policy with anyone, I just thought I would mention it. It has been mentioned here from time to time.

 

I'm not so sure that would make them throw away shoes, but yes it might make it harder to get them worked on properly. At the very least in this instance you can't get them worked on by the manufacturer. Although you might see these shoes go on sale more often, as of yet I have not purchased any of them and this is one of the main reasons I have not. If you don't see the name on it I'm pretty sure you won't see anyone state they re Rancourt shoes in their advertisements.

 

I also won't argue with anyone in regards to the frustration one may experience from not getting something when they initially anticipate receiving it.

 

However I think you may want to consider that custom orders no matter who executes them can always be more problematic and more subject to delays than any off the rack or Ready to Wear shoe. So one of their strengths in my opinion of giving their customer the option of designing their own shoe may take just a bit longer.

 

By the way they used to send you a notice when the delivery had been delayed, the last time however I had to email them because they hadn't. But at least I received a prompt reply. They maybe getting to the point were they are simply getting a bit overwhelmed now. Their wait time may be getting even longer due to an increase of popularity, however if the quality is retained then I for one won't have a problem with it. For me their quality and customer service has always been outstanding. Rancourt is my go to for extremely casual shoes in this genre because they have so many different possibilities to include custom options to design your own shoe, and more importantly for me the ability to get any of these shoes in Cordovan.  

 

For the most part my wait time has not been that bad, but then again for the most part mine have been ordered off season and even when ordering them in season I now have enough shoes to hold me over until  I receive my latest shoe. This is the same reason I have no problem waiting 3 months for a pair of St Crispins or 6 to 8 months for a pair of Edward Greens. I had a pair of Edward Greens that took two months longer than I initially thought. I had a pair of St Crispins that took a month longer than I initially thought they would take. Although I don't like to wait, I will always choose to wait when the product is worth waiting for. It's not the level of satisfaction I get from instant gratification that matters most, it's the level of satisfaction I'm going to get for years and years to come.


Edited by dddrees - 6/15/14 at 6:45am
post #4730 of 5210
Well said regarding wait times, ddd. I'm a huge fan of instant gratification don't get me wrong, but I have a 5-6mo. wait on a pair EGs right now and I think it is only adding to the experience, haha. I know I'll be blown away once I open the box.

Maybe just stick with the Brooks Bros Rancourts. These seem to go on sale pretty often and there will be no issues with recrafting.
post #4731 of 5210
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Originally Posted by gstephen70 View Post

Thanks for pointing that out. So, basically, if you want to buy them now, avoid the wait times, then for all intents and purposes they're throwaway shoes. Not cool, if you ask me. If they manufacture a product for a retailer i.e. Alden, then they should stand behind said product unless the retailer is not using Rancourts name to sell the product. I think would apply to Eastland and RLauren. No mention of Rancourt anywhere on their sites.

There are plenty of other places that can re-sole shoes, B. Nelson pops to mind.
post #4732 of 5210
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Well said regarding wait times, ddd. I'm a huge fan of instant gratification don't get me wrong, but I have a 5-6mo. wait on a pair EGs right now and I think it is only adding to the experience, haha. I know I'll be blown away once I open the box.

Maybe just stick with the Brooks Bros Rancourts. These seem to go on sale pretty often and there will be no issues with recrafting.


By the way, I feel the same in regards to the wait time for a pair of MTO shoes from Edward Greens. It really is just part of the fun, and I actually enjoy the experience of anticipating and waiting for my latest purchase.

 

3 months down and 3 months to go for my Zugs!!!

post #4733 of 5210
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Originally Posted by thelastquestion View Post

By the way, the Eastbrook looks different from the Rancourt Beefroll because it was never made by Rancourt. I believe it was contracted out to Highland.

Are you sure about this? Rancourt makes a lot of their other MiM stuff. I've actually ordered these now, is highland on par with quality and construction?

I was also hoping the leather would be the same brown chromexcel as the rancourts, could I be mistaken?
post #4734 of 5210
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Originally Posted by Shoefish8 View Post

Are you sure about this? Rancourt makes a lot of their other MiM stuff. I've actually ordered these now, is highland on par with quality and construction?

I was also hoping the leather would be the same brown chromexcel as the rancourts, could I be mistaken?
Highland makes Oak Street Bootmakers' line. Should be fairly close in construction. If it is indeed Highland that makes the MiM stuff.
post #4735 of 5210

I really can't get over how great these dark olive cxl beefrolls are with the lactae hevea soles (a custom makeup stocked by Portland Dry Goods).  The color variation throughout the leather thanks to the pull-up qualities is just out of this world, and they're now ten types of comfortable.

 

 

 

post #4736 of 5210
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I really can't get over how great these dark olive cxl beefrolls are with the lactae hevea soles (a custom makeup stocked by Portland Dry Goods).  The color variation throughout the leather thanks to the pull-up qualities is just out of this world, and they're now ten types of comfortable.









Looking good! Ah man can't wait for my natty beefrolls on rlh to come in. And wow I think I randomly came across that first pic on my instagrams explore page haha
post #4737 of 5210
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I really can't get over how great these dark olive cxl beefrolls are with the lactae hevea soles (a custom makeup stocked by Portland Dry Goods).  The color variation throughout the leather thanks to the pull-up qualities is just out of this world, and they're now ten types of comfortable.

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Looking Good!!!

post #4738 of 5210
Wow if my Dark Olive Ranger Mocs on RLH are remotely that nice I'll be extremely excited. Very nice!
post #4739 of 5210
@cathpah those beef rolls are all kinds of good looking.
post #4740 of 5210
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Looking good! Ah man can't wait for my natty beefrolls on rlh to come in. And wow I think I randomly came across that first pic on my instagrams explore page haha

Ha! I guess #dadcore must've been trending today.
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