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post #4726 of 4969
FYI, I placed my order for custom made Read Boat Shoes, Tan Bulldog with red brick soles instead of the standard honey, on 05/29. Original "requested ship date" was 06/26 (had I known I would have requested them much sooner - pretty misleading if you ask me smile.gif). In an email from our friend Katie, I should see my boat shoes mid-July. Given the holiday weekend, I bet I won't see them till August.

That would put them at two months. That's a long time. But then again, waiting won't kill me. I'll just stay away from this thread till then. peepwall[1].gif

What bothers me is that Katie and I decided to wait and see how the boat shoes fit before ordering another pair. Which then starts the clock all over again. Maybe I'll go with BB or Club Monaco.

Any other retailers sell Rancourts? I know of BB and Monaco. Any more?

Thanks Frank for the pic. It helps me deal with the wait times. Shoe porn.

post #4727 of 4969
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My Ranger Mocs had a requested ship date of 6/6. Should I plan on not seeing them until July?

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Originally Posted by wonsmithr8 View Post

Possibly. Mine was 5/21 then 6/5 and still nothing :/

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Just email their customer service and ask them if they can tell you when the new ship date will be.

My was 6/5 also and got pushed back to 6/20 when I asked for the new ship date. They are extremely busy. Btw, my order was placed on 5/1.
post #4728 of 4969
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Originally Posted by gstephen70 View Post


Any other retailers sell Rancourts? I know of BB and Monaco. Any more?

Eastland shoes' Made in Maine shoes are pretty much all made by Rancourt.

Also Harrison Limited sells Rancourt

Ralph Lauren Made in US boat shoes are also made by Rancourt.

And Winnperry.
post #4729 of 4969
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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post


Eastland shoes' Made in Maine shoes are pretty much all made by Rancourt.

Also Harrison Limited sells Rancourt

Ralph Lauren Made in US boat shoes are also made by Rancourt.

And Winnperry.

Just keep in mind that Rancourt will refuse to resole anything that doesn't have the Rancourt name on it.


Edited by dddrees - 6/14/14 at 4:22am
post #4730 of 4969
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Just keep in mind that Rancourt will refuse to resole anything that doesn't have the Rancourt name on it.

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.
post #4731 of 4969
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.
post #4732 of 4969

Well, those of you who remember me might wonder how my order ended up. After ordering the Eastland Haspwell and Eastland Yarmouth (Rancourtx2) with overnight shipping to NYC my fathers hotel refused to accept the delivery "because the package was late". They could not explain how or why this happened to him later. Due to strict UPS policies the shoes were sent back to Gilt, and I have to wait for them to get back in stock to order them again. It's been a really frustrating debaucle.

 

Anyways, since I have some browsing time on my hands, I've started to glance at the Eastland Eastbrook instead.

 

http://www.gilt.com/brand/eastland-shoe-company/product/1056504931-eastland-made-in-maine-eastbrook-penny-loafers?

 

I really like the look of the classic Rancourt Beefroll, but I noticed this shoe is slightly different from the standard issue from Rancourt. Seems as if the sole is double stacked, and I'm wondering whether the vamp seems longer than usual or if it is just the picture that is shot at a weird angle.

 

In respect to this, do you guys think I could go wrong with the Eastbrook?  

 

EDIT: If they are the same model as these but in brown chromexcel (even the color looks a bit off), then I'm good to go. I just can't really make sense of it.


Edited by Shoefish8 - 6/14/14 at 7:18pm
post #4733 of 4969
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 #4734 of 4969
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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 #4735 of 4969
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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 #4736 of 4969
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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.

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 #4737 of 4969
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 #4738 of 4969
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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 #4739 of 4969
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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 #4740 of 4969
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Originally Posted by Shoefish8 View Post
 

Well, those of you who remember me might wonder how my order ended up. After ordering the Eastland Haspwell and Eastland Yarmouth (Rancourtx2) with overnight shipping to NYC my fathers hotel refused to accept the delivery "because the package was late". They could not explain how or why this happened to him later. Due to strict UPS policies the shoes were sent back to Gilt, and I have to wait for them to get back in stock to order them again. It's been a really frustrating debaucle.

 

Anyways, since I have some browsing time on my hands, I've started to glance at the Eastland Eastbrook instead.

 

http://www.gilt.com/brand/eastland-shoe-company/product/1056504931-eastland-made-in-maine-eastbrook-penny-loafers?

 

I really like the look of the classic Rancourt Beefroll, but I noticed this shoe is slightly different from the standard issue from Rancourt. Seems as if the sole is double stacked, and I'm wondering whether the vamp seems longer than usual or if it is just the picture that is shot at a weird angle.

 

In respect to this, do you guys think I could go wrong with the Eastbrook?  

 

EDIT: If they are the same model as these but in brown chromexcel (even the color looks a bit off), then I'm good to go. I just can't really make sense of it.

 

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.

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