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Originally Posted by Portland Dry Goods View Post


Brett sent me this photo yesterday evening. Reaaaaaally hyped. They might even get here ahead of schedule, but I know better than to guarantee that!

I'm pretty sure you should call this leather "Maine Crocodile"

post #6902 of 7404
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I'm pretty sure you should call this leather "Maine Crocodile"

It is most definitely very exotic looking.

Team #bison is really going to get a boost from this.
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It is most definitely very exotic looking.

Team #bison is really going to get a boost from this.

I've been toying with joining the club by ordering a pair of bison penny loafers, and this may just have pushed me over the edge...

Though harder to justify ordering loafers given winter will be upon us soon (and I'm in the upper midwest).

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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

@Tanbar Great to see some tall boots like that. Beautiful makeup.

 

Thanks, they should really offer this height boot as a standard option, I bet a lot of people would jump on it

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Originally Posted by Portland Dry Goods View Post


Brett sent me this photo yesterday evening. Reaaaaaally hyped. They might even get here ahead of schedule, but I know better than to guarantee that!

Sorry if I stole your thunder by posting it here, but I did give you about 24hrs to act since it was first posted on Insta.

 

 

IT'S OFFICIAL AND IN WRITING!  OLIVE BISONS TO  BE DELIVERED EARLY!

(Just Kidding, Of Course)

 

BTW, @cathpah I love the Maine Crocodile idea.

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Originally Posted by cathpah View Post
 

I'm pretty sure you should call this leather "Maine Crocodile"

Thinking the exact same thing. Maybe call it 'Cadia Gator. Dustin, looking at this, it looks like the stitching is cream or white - I thought the specs were "tonal" stitching? I'm not at all upset if it is cream or white - I actually would prefer that. Just wanted to check though.

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Tonal topstitch (little threads), "tan" hand stitch was the plan if I remember correctly - sorry for the confusion on that one, but glad you like the outcome.

and yeah friends I've shown this too all think its from a lizard. turns out the bison in maine have developed a camouflage to blend in with the evergreens

oh, and no thunder stolen. I was on the fence about posting them - sometimes it's fun to see if things get dug up on their own biggrin.gif
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I'd be terrified of any crocodile living in Maine!
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Our Rancourt delivery for fall has arrived looking even better than expected. We've restocked on our Olive CXL Longfellow Loafer, and introduced a new color for our Women's Celia Loafer for fall – these are two slightly different shoes that we want to offer as ongoing staples for the shop. Some of you are already familiar with these styles, and some of you now have the chance to be since we actually have sizes available!

The real update for this delivery is our Olive Bison Mackworth Mocc. Some of you will be receiving preorders in the near future. I wanted to thank those of you who preordered this style; we do very short runs and it allows for us to produce a slightly larger volume and helps me justify some of my stranger ideas for custom makeups. Thanks for trusting our eye for this stuff!

All of the above faith in the product makes it so much more rewarding when I see the shoes first hand and think they look amazing. The olive bison has beautiful coloring and texture, the lining gives it the perfect amount of structure.

For those of you who didn't pick up a preorder, we've got this in stock for $355. Limited size run per usual, and as far as I'm aware we wont have a chance to restock these for the holidays. Each pair comes with the usual shoe horn & bags, but I wanted to do something little and special for the holiday season. Christmas is a ways out but I wanted this shoe to double as something festive (without going full blown ugly sweater mode) – I had a few plans on how to do that but one in particular was the most simple, and I like that it doubles as a small bonus for our customers.

I thought it would be fun to do it as a surprise so I didn't mention in the pre-order, but it's something for everybody so I'll be sharing it now – I asked our rep to cut a bunch of cinnamon rawhide laces to put in each box. The shoes were put together with chestnut to make them simple – olive bison is fairly stand-outish on it's own, so I didn't want to default with a brighter lace, but I wanted the opportunity to make a slightly cheesy red & green shoe for christmas. Luckily the tones of red & green in the leather here aren't bright and crazy, so even with the cinnamon laces these shoes maintain some sophistication. As I personally packed the laces, I noticed they were a bit long – I decided to leave them in case you guys wanted to use them for another shoe. They should be easy enough to trim with a pair of scissors to whatever size you need, and the extra 2-4” of lace might help sneak these into a 5-eyelet boot.

Bit of a ramble, but here they are! Photo seems to have taken on some 2-tone effect on the leather but I assure you theres only one type of olive bison used. Hope you guys like them as much as I do.

Orders or questions can be placed directly with me via pm or email, or over the phone at the shop. We're redoing our website so they wont be online for some time, but as soon as the new page is up these will be as well. I'll be excited to see these on people in the near future, so shoot me photos if you're rocking yours!

-D.O.
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@Portland Dry Goods thanks so much for the detailed post and I have to say when I saw the pictures that were posted earlier I was not sure if they would be too out there for me from a grain standpoint as i do not really care for crok, snake or shark....but the picture you just posted makes me VERY happy - and the laces are a great treat- thanks!

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@Portland Dry Goods
 thanks so much for the detailed post and I have to say when I saw the pictures that were posted earlier I was not sure if they would be too out there for me from a grain standpoint as i do not really care for crok, snake or shark....but the picture you just posted makes me VERY happy - and the laces are a great treat- thanks!

No reptiles were harmed in the making of this shoe!
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Very nice!  and I like your clever idea with the surprise laces.

 

Any chance we can see more pics?  Super curious about the olive bison.

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Those are going to feel so nice. I like the laces, I'll prob cut them down like you said but with an exacto knife and burn the ends slightly with a soldering iron for an edging effect.
Edited by i10casual - 10/30/15 at 9:33am
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What a great build and really impressed with the quality. Extra laces are a great touch. Also did not expect that under the flaps would be bison also...a great detail. My only gripe and it is probably unique to my foot is the arch support falls a little to far forward. Not a deal breaker but would prefer it not there at all. Sadly I can hear my bank account crying as I will need more Rancourts.




Not a great pairing...




Pretty good day...all arriving today


When I get in front of my computer I will spoiler all but the first image so I don't hog the page
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Thanks for the pics.  No spoiler necessary.  The sole will become more supportive as it continues to cure.  That little sock liner thing inside the shoe doesn't provide really any support, anyway.


Edited by Bakes11771 - 10/31/15 at 6:55am
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