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post #7141 of 7534
That stitch is a perennial problem with any handsewn makers. Rancourt in current runs now uses a box stitch (where a rectangle is stitched around the penny slot) instead of running stitches down the length of the saddle. This has been controversial, as some (myself included) think the box ruins the aesthetic. However, it's not their fault that the full length stitch runs like that, and they're kind of in a bad spot. Especially as the shoes that people are getting right now are from an old run. That said, if you send them to Rancourt, they can probably patch that right up, and their customer service has been spectacular.
post #7142 of 7534
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

That stitch is a perennial problem with any handsewn makers. Rancourt in current runs now uses a box stitch (where a rectangle is stitched around the penny slot) instead of running stitches down the length of the saddle. This has been controversial, as some (myself included) think the box ruins the aesthetic. However, it's not their fault that the full length stitch runs like that, and they're kind of in a bad spot. Especially as the shoes that people are getting right now are from an old run. That said, if you send them to Rancourt, they can probably patch that right up, and their customer service has been spectacular.


I recall the issue you speak of, and I am in the same camp re the aesthetic.

 

FWIW, the instance that I had in which this occurred was on a Blake boot, not a handsewn.

post #7143 of 7534
I have quite a few shoes from Rancourt and have had I think 2 QC issues. Both of which were handled without issue. Sure the shoes aren't cheap, but I'd say they are about what other handsewn makers are charging. And I doubt any maker has 0 QC issues.
post #7144 of 7534
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I have quite a few shoes from Rancourt and have had I think 2 QC issues. Both of which were handled without issue. Sure the shoes aren't cheap, but I'd say they are about what other handsewn makers are charging. And I doubt any maker has 0 QC issues.


Ya, def in line with OSB and Quoddy.  I'm speaking more in terms of their $495 calf boots and their bluchers than their handsewns.

 

...Loyalist!

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Ya, def in line with OSB and Quoddy.  I'm speaking more in terms of their $495 calf boots and their bluchers than their handsewns.

...Loyalist!

¡Que Viva Rancourt!

Haha.

Yep. I don't see myself buying anything other than the handsewns unless I really really need a shell Blake boot. Haven't found the other Blake stitched offerings really work for my feet, quality and price aside.
post #7146 of 7534
I was contemplating the Taylor Stitch natural shell LWB for their Blake offerigs. First to tempt me. then changed my mind. Excellent price for it, but I wasn't sold on the construction method.
post #7147 of 7534
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I was contemplating the Taylor Stitch natural shell LWB for their Blake offerigs. First to tempt me. then changed my mind. Excellent price for it, but I wasn't sold on the construction method.

Personally I don't think Rancourt has the lasts for that kind of shoe. Shape just doesn't work... Shell options do make it tempting but not tempting enough.
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Yup.
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Yup.

Yup.

Definitely more shoes than you have feet.

Send me a pair.

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post #7150 of 7534
Any sizing advice going from Rancourt 800 last to 2592 last?

They owe me a replacement but my previous 12E in the 800 is too short, and they make no 12.5. I've been offered a custom ranger moc on the 2592, but I'm not sure it'll be any better.
post #7151 of 7534
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Any sizing advice going from Rancourt 800 last to 2592 last?

They owe me a replacement but my previous 12E in the 800 is too short, and they make no 12.5. I've been offered a custom ranger moc on the 2592, but I'm not sure it'll be any better.

Do we know what else, if anything, is on the 2592?
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Do we know what else, if anything, is on the 2592?

 

I wasn't able to find any info on that. I'm told it fits a eighth inch longer but I'm not sure that will cut it for me, as I'm right against the front as it is.

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I wasn't able to find any info on that. I'm told it fits a eighth inch longer but I'm not sure that will cut it for me, as I'm right against the front as it is.

I'm wondering if I have pair on the last. I'll have to see if I can find the order from a few years ago.
post #7154 of 7534
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Do we know what else, if anything, is on the 2592?

 

I believe that's the same last they use for a lot of Eastland's (and other private label) boots.  Size for size, it's longer and has a wider toebox, compared to the 800 last.  Personally, it's one of my favorite lasts for handsewn boots - I'm wearing some Rancourt x Trask bourbon cavalier boots today on the 2592.  I'm not sure how it'd look in Ranger Moc form, but it's certainly worth a try, since it is a comfortable last.

 

HERE's a link to pictures of my Rancourt x Trask bison chukkas, which are on the 2592 last.  For sizing, on the brannock I measure 9.5D (L) and 9E (R), and I take a 9 in the 2592 last.  I have about 1/8" of room in front of my left foot and about 1/4" in front of my right.

post #7155 of 7534
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I wasn't able to find any info on that. I'm told it fits a eighth inch longer but I'm not sure that will cut it for me, as I'm right against the front as it is.

 

I'd say it's about 1/2 size larger than the 800 last.  In my size 9 Ranger Mocs (800 last), my toes touch the end.  In my size 9 (2592 last) chukkas and boots, I have plenty of room for my toes, even with medium weight socks.

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