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post #7006 of 7404
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Originally Posted by Portland Dry Goods View Post

my guess is if they're unlined, they will stretch quite a bit. a coworker had a pair of bison loafers and found them stretching quite a bit. we lined our recent bison shoes mostly to prevent this.

hope yours work out!

Thanks!
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for resoling a Venetian loafer (in tan shell) what are my best options if I'm looking for

- comfort
- durability
- low profile

?

I don't need anything formal, so obviously leather is out. I don't want foul weather applicability, so I don't think I need mini-lug.

One nice option might be the brick red camp-moc soles. Can anyone comment on the comfort/durability of those?

what would be the best crepe sole for me?
post #7008 of 7404

Bulldog leather vs chromexcel?

 

Anyone had experience with both?  I'm considering both a pair of ranger mocs and handsewn boots, and personally think that handsewns look their best when fresh and new so I'm looking for leather (or suede) that will show the least wear and hold their shape the best.  Or what about Orion suede Cumberlands?  Calf?  Not into shell, fwiw. 

 

Pics of well worn shoes appreciated.

post #7009 of 7404
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

for resoling a Venetian loafer (in tan shell) what are my best options if I'm looking for

- comfort
- durability
- low profile

?

I don't need anything formal, so obviously leather is out. I don't want foul weather applicability, so I don't think I need mini-lug.

One nice option might be the brick red camp-moc soles. Can anyone comment on the comfort/durability of those?

what would be the best crepe sole for me?


Red brick would def be cool.  However, it is stitched directly to the upper, while your original sole had a midsole between the two.  I know Rancourt is reluctant to go from camp sole to mid-sole applications because they are stitched in different places and will leave the original thread holes visible.  I don't know if the same is true when going midsole>camp.  (My guess is that it would not be a problem)  They might even be able to put a midsole on between the upper and the camp, but i'm not sure that it would yield any type of added benefit.

 

Another good low-profile option is that new Reltex Shaker sole that they just came out with.  However, I don't know how you will feel about the color...  They may only have it in natural, but it would be easy to find out by asking.

 

The Reltex Aspen is a good choice too, and comes in both natural and smoke.

post #7010 of 7404

Hit em up with some Reno and a brush

 

 

Before (Click to show)

 

 

 


Cleaned up nice

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I've given the Blake Wingtips some thought on and off, and I'm wondering if y'all would be able to answer a few questions before I inquire to Rancourt themselves.

 

I read in earlier pages that some people were having issues with heel slippage, but that Rancourt was working on modifying the pattern to remedy that issue. Has this indeed been fixed?

 

Do you think they would custom make them with no broguing?

 

I'm between 13B and 14A on a Brannock scale. I've got a pair of AE Dundee 2.0 (511 last) in 13B that slightly tight in the toes. Would the Wingtip in 13B fit me ok, or would I need to size up or down? (I would probably do the Made to Fit thing, but it'd be nice to know where to start.)

post #7012 of 7404
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Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
 

I've given the Blake Wingtips some thought on and off, and I'm wondering if y'all would be able to answer a few questions before I inquire to Rancourt themselves.

 

I read in earlier pages that some people were having issues with heel slippage, but that Rancourt was working on modifying the pattern to remedy that issue. Has this indeed been fixed?

 

Do you think they would custom make them with no broguing?

 

I'm between 13B and 14A on a Brannock scale. I've got a pair of AE Dundee 2.0 (511 last) in 13B that slightly tight in the toes. Would the Wingtip in 13B fit me ok, or would I need to size up or down? (I would probably do the Made to Fit thing, but it'd be nice to know where to start.)

 

In my experience, heel slippage is more of a break-in issue.  The Blake wingtips definitely take longer to break in than their AE and Alden counterparts.

 

Regarding no broguing, ask them... I've found them to be pretty accommodating (within limits).

 

And, size-wise, on their advice I went with my same size as Alden Barrie - and with respect to the AE 1 last I went down a width (i.e., 9.5E to 9.5D).  They were a little tight at first, but after said break-in they were fine.  Definitely do Made to Fit to confirm.

 

Good luck!

 

P.S. My qualifications:

 

post #7013 of 7404

Thanks for the reply! That's a nice collection of Rancourts, and I see you post a lot of sense on the AE threads too so I trust your advice. The fit's what concerns me the most, I've never tried on a Barrie last shoe, but I don't see any A widths offered on their website if I have to go half a width down from my Dundees. I guess we'll see.

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Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
 

Thanks for the reply! That's a nice collection of Rancourts, and I see you post a lot of sense on the AE threads too so I trust your advice. The fit's what concerns me the most, I've never tried on a Barrie last shoe, but I don't see any A widths offered on their website if I have to go half a width down from my Dundees. I guess we'll see.

 

You should really email Rancourt as they know their shoes and sizing inside and out. They're also _really_ accommodating; I've sent shoes back because my particular size did not fit the same between lasts. They also may be able to make an A width shoe but don't advertise it on the site as they may not sell that many off the rack. 

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I need another pair of shoes right now like I need a hole in the head, but damn these look nice...

 

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http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/the-court-classic/heritage-court-classic-low.html

 

Impressions?

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

I need another pair of shoes right now like I need a hole in the head, but damn these look nice...

 

 

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http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/the-court-classic/heritage-court-classic-low.html

 

Impressions?

 

I like them a whole lot - very simple and clean...I only wear sneakers for exercise and if I am coaching my kids..that being said, these are pretty cool but I think I would like the rubber around the shoe to be smaller...seems very dominant on the low top...perhaps that is desired as it keeps the leather in better shape? 

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

I need another pair of shoes right now like I need a hole in the head, but damn these look nice...

 

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http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/men-s/the-court-classic/heritage-court-classic-low.html

 

Impressions?

 

I saw these in the email today. I really like them and I really like the green chromexcel, particularly with those raw-hide laces. Rancourt continues to take chances on their styling that still embody their working-class ethos. I think these green ones are the best of the bunch. 

 

High-quality leather sneakers seem to be the "new black," with Rancourt, Gustin, and Epaulet all doing them. The only real gripe I have with the structure is that if I recall correctly, the soles cannot be replaced. I have high confidence in Rancourt, and of the 3 vendors I mentioned would be most comfortable with taking a chance on Rancourt for a new style. That being said, just for me personally: I feel like if I spend the type of money the sneakers cost, I'd rather get a different style in the same leather, like a "1967" blucher version. I just can't bring myself to spend a lot of money on sneakers. 


All that being said, If you do get them, post pics so I can drool :)

post #7018 of 7404
@halfnhalfnhalf I think those CXL sneakers are a win. Shoe overload says I don't get any right now, but I could see it happening eventually. And that green is a great looking color with the gum sole.
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

@halfnhalfnhalf I think those CXL sneakers are a win. Shoe overload says I don't get any right now, but I could see it happening eventually. And that green is a great looking color with the gum sole.


Has anyone on here actually purchased the court classics and shared their thoughts/impression?  I personally wear sneakers all the time on the weekends/socially so I'd be willing to give them a shot.  The price doesn't scare me off for a quality pair of sneakers because I find that if you keep them in a rotation and not beat them up everyday you can get solid wear out of them for well over 2 years.  I would like to just get a general idea if people are enjoying them and the quality is consistent with other rancourt footwear.  They have a few videos up in which they all look great, nothing beats informed customer opinions though.  

post #7020 of 7404
Does anyone have both color 8 and espresso she'll from Rancourt? Could you post a picture together? Trying to decide for a pair of beefrolls
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