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post #2356 of 3031

Okay, so I know that I am a pidge behind the others, but here is my pair of Color #4 Rider LWBs from the recent GMTO.

 

 

 

 

 

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-Mike

post #2357 of 3031

@mdubs 

 

Congrats brother.  I was wondering how long you would be able to resist some of the Non-Alden offerings.

 

How would you rate the overall quality of those?

 

Thanks.

post #2358 of 3031
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post

Okay, so I know that I am a pidge behind the others, but here is my pair of Color #4 Rider LWBs from the recent GMTO.












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-Mike

Slowclap for this. Gorgeous.
post #2359 of 3031
Whiskey shell loafers from Rancourt

post #2360 of 3031
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

Whiskey shell loafers from Rancourt

Lovely. I especially like the muted whiskey color compared to the bright yellow variants.

post #2361 of 3031
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Originally Posted by mdubs View Post
 

Okay, so I know that I am a pidge behind the others, but here is my pair of Color #4 Rider LWBs from the recent GMTO.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

-Mike

 

Nice! - proportions of the wing/quarters etc look exactly like Alden's (minus the rounded last of course)

post #2362 of 3031
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Whiskey shell loafers from Rancourt
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Awesome, I have a pair in Espresso shell inbound that should arrive on Wednesday. I can't wait.

post #2363 of 3031
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Awesome, I have a pair in Espresso shell inbound that should arrive on Wednesday. I can't wait.

nice, I assume you got them from the same ebay seller I did.

pretty happy with these for now, and also for the future as Rancourt has some cool resoling options.
post #2364 of 3031
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nice, I assume you got them from the same ebay seller I did.

pretty happy with these for now, and also for the future as Rancourt has some cool resoling options.

 

I sure did, jumped on them right away. Love the recrafting program from Rancourt, especially the option to have the plug replaced. I know the Rancourt leather soles aren't fantastic so excited for resoling options down the road as well.

post #2365 of 3031
I got the Rancourt for Ralph Lauren natural shell pinch pennies today, same basic makeup (except with a darker welt). On the fence about keeping them or sending them back. They're definitely nice shoes, but I'm just wondering if they're a style that I'm ever going to reach for over my #8 LHS or forthcoming boat shoes and rangers.
post #2366 of 3031

 

 


Buday

post #2367 of 3031

Finally. Julian Bowery in cognac shell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2368 of 3031
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I got the Rancourt for Ralph Lauren natural shell pinch pennies today, same basic makeup (except with a darker welt). On the fence about keeping them or sending them back. They're definitely nice shoes, but I'm just wondering if they're a style that I'm ever going to reach for over my #8 LHS or forthcoming boat shoes and rangers.

isn't the Rancourt pinch penny really the same style as the LHS? (minor differences aside, such as an Alden longwing vs AE MacNeil)

or are you more wondering about natural shell vs #8 ?

edit: googling briefly I do see Rancourt makes a beefroll loafer, similar to the AE Kenwood. mb thats what you're referring to.
post #2369 of 3031
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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post

isn't the Rancourt pinch penny really the same style as the LHS? (minor differences aside, such as an Alden longwing vs AE MacNeil)

or are you more wondering about natural shell vs #8 ?

edit: googling briefly I do see Rancourt makes a beefroll loafer, similar to the AE Kenwood. mb thats what you're referring to.

No I'm talking about the pinch penny. It's significantly different from an LHS in multiple ways not just minor differences in patterns. Rancourts have functional moc toe stitching joining two pieces of leather, while LHS is one piece with decorative stitching. Also Rancourts have a vamp that wraps around the bottom of the foot and is Blake stitched to the sole. LHS are Goodyear welted. And finally pinch penny's have the saddle hand stitched to the side (where the leather gets pinched together.) Alden LHS saddles are machine sewn to the shoe completely.
post #2370 of 3031
ah, yes I see. still when I look at these two, I see minor differences as you mention but stylistically I would wear them identically.



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