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@Burzan Espresso shell?

Yes!
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Just arrived icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif



















Got mine in the mail today too! I'll try to remember to post some pictures tonight, although I doubt they'll be of the same quality As your photos.
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@Burzan Espresso shell?

Yes!

 

Yep, really great color in person. My first experience with it and it's a beautiful shade.

 

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Got mine in the mail today too! I'll try to remember to post some pictures tonight, although I doubt they'll be of the same quality As your photos.

 

Nice, such a great loafer. Perfect time of year for these to come around.

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Great loafer...congrats
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Was excited to get home today and check out my new baxter ranger mocs but quickly turned to disappointment after finding a huge size inconsistency between those and my camp mocs. Knowing they are both on the 800, I ordered 8D because that is what my camp mocs are. The ranger mocs are huge compared to those! Am I crazy? Look at the difference between these two...am I missing something? Frustrating. 

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Looks at least 1/2 a size bigger. I know this is silly but you did check the size stamp on then inside of both shoes, right? I'd keep them pristine and send Rancourt a nice email about the situation.
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Thanks @FrankCowperwood . I feel like they may even be a full size bigger. Really bummed about having to deal with this. Will be getting in touch with them today.

 

Those loafers are beautiful @Burzan!

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Anyone into the Court Classic sneakers? We've got something Natural on the horizon...

That looks great. Would be able to provide any sizing guidance on the sneakers compared to brands like Common Projects (I'm a 41), Margiela (42), Wings+Horns (41), New Balance (9.5), Adidas (9.5), Nike (9.5)?
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I posted this on the Shoe Care thread, but it doesn't seem to be getting a lot of traffic lately and I'm not even sure that's where this question should go, so I pose it to you:

 

I recently purchased a beautiful pair of new espresso shell Cordovan pinch penny loafers by Rancourt from a third party seller (eBay).  Same pair as the other poster above who posted some amazing photos.  They are great and fit perfectly, but I immediately noticed some errant/loose stitching on the saddle/top part.








Now, as far as I can tell, the stitching there is more "cosmetic" than functional, as it does not (to my eye) seem to be involved with holding a piece of the shoe to another. This should not have any bearing on the longevity/wear of the shoe, correct?

That said, any ideas to help "fix" it? The appearance isn't the end of the world for me, but I'd like to prevent it from unraveling further.

Like I said, these were bought from an eBay seller (at a good discount) so I'm not expecting 100% direct from manufacturer perfect quality, nor would I assume it'd be reasonable to ask Rancourt to restitch it or something. Any quick DIY fixes? I had considered the tiniest dot of superglue (or similar) to "bind down" the loose thread so it does not continue to unravel further across the top, but I am horrified at the thought of putting superglue on a pair of new shell loafers.

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^^^Back,

I think that is more cosmetic. I probably wouldn't put any super glue on it. Full disclosure: I'm just a shoe lover; not an expert of shoe construction.

 

I had a pair of wingtips where the wing part of the area was separating from the front side; stitch coming loose. I lived with them. I finally got them resoled and the cobbler (nick valenti) sewed it back up. Good as new.

 

Also, how's the sizing on those? I'm considering them in the future.

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

I posted this on the Shoe Care thread, but it doesn't seem to be getting a lot of traffic lately and I'm not even sure that's where this question should go, so I pose it to you:

I recently purchased a beautiful pair of new espresso shell Cordovan pinch penny loafers by Rancourt from a third party seller (eBay).  Same pair as the other poster above who posted some amazing photos.  They are great and fit perfectly, but I immediately noticed some errant/loose stitching on the saddle/top part. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









Now, as far as I can tell, the stitching there is more "cosmetic" than functional, as it does not (to my eye) seem to be involved with holding a piece of the shoe to another. This should not have any bearing on the longevity/wear of the shoe, correct?


That said, any ideas to help "fix" it? The appearance isn't the end of the world for me, but I'd like to prevent it from unraveling further.


Like I said, these were bought from an eBay seller (at a good discount) so I'm not expecting 100% direct from manufacturer perfect quality, nor would I assume it'd be reasonable to ask Rancourt to restitch it or something. Any quick DIY fixes? I had considered the tiniest dot of superglue (or similar) to "bind down" the loose thread so it does not continue to unravel further across the top, but I am horrified at the thought of putting superglue on a pair of new shell loafers.

Great pick up. Are you anywhere near a competent cobbler who you could show this to? I'd worry about making a mess with superglue for sure, and you clearly don't want that getting worse either for looks or for what may happen if the strap comes loose. I'm sure Rancourt could fix them, but with shipping and the cost of the repair and stuff, I'm sure it would be fairly costly.

The shell pinch penny is definitely on my short list too!

Enjoy and congratulations for not being too obsessive about your shoes. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post
 

^^^Back,

I think that is more cosmetic. I probably wouldn't put any super glue on it. Full disclosure: I'm just a shoe lover; not an expert of shoe construction.

 

I had a pair of wingtips where the wing part of the area was separating from the front side; stitch coming loose. I lived with them. I finally got them resoled and the cobbler (nick valenti) sewed it back up. Good as new.

 

Also, how's the sizing on those? I'm considering them in the future.

 

They fit TTS imo, wore mine the other day and loving them.

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Oh man, my Rancourt custom shells come tomorrow. #8 rangers, natural 3 eye boat shoes. I don't have enough feet.
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Oh man, my Rancourt custom shells come tomorrow. #8 rangers, natural 3 eye boat shoes. I don't have enough feet.

Darn. That was a quick turnaround.

And not enough feet. I hear you. Ha ha.
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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post
 

I posted this on the Shoe Care thread, but it doesn't seem to be getting a lot of traffic lately and I'm not even sure that's where this question should go, so I pose it to you:

 

I recently purchased a beautiful pair of new espresso shell Cordovan pinch penny loafers by Rancourt from a third party seller (eBay).  Same pair as the other poster above who posted some amazing photos.  They are great and fit perfectly, but I immediately noticed some errant/loose stitching on the saddle/top part.


Now, as far as I can tell, the stitching there is more "cosmetic" than functional, as it does not (to my eye) seem to be involved with holding a piece of the shoe to another. This should not have any bearing on the longevity/wear of the shoe, correct?

That said, any ideas to help "fix" it? The appearance isn't the end of the world for me, but I'd like to prevent it from unraveling further.

Like I said, these were bought from an eBay seller (at a good discount) so I'm not expecting 100% direct from manufacturer perfect quality, nor would I assume it'd be reasonable to ask Rancourt to restitch it or something. Any quick DIY fixes? I had considered the tiniest dot of superglue (or similar) to "bind down" the loose thread so it does not continue to unravel further across the top, but I am horrified at the thought of putting superglue on a pair of new shell loafers.

 

 

I don't wanna be the guy who bashes Rancourt in the Rancourt Thread, but I will anyway...

 

While I love Rancourt, I don't love them at the $350+ price point because the quality is just not there.  Granted these are shell, but you get the same stitching and other materials regardless.  While this type of thing is not a big deal, and you get it with other brands as well, I seem to see it a lot more with Rancourt.  Happened on a pair of shell Rancourts that I used to have.

 

That being said, I would totally rock those espresso pinch pennies, especially on a Reltex Shaker sole!

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