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Peal & Co

 

The 240 last is fantastic for my feet, only worn these a few times and have been comfortable right out of the box.

 

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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.

how to size the rancourts?
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Whiskey shell loafers from Rancourt

 

Those look great.  I, too, have a pair of the Espresso shell loafers on the way to me (actually, delivery was attempted on Saturday but I was out of town, and haven't been able to make it to the post office during business hours this week, but will be stopping by today).

 

The whiskey/natural loafers look a good bit more muted in color than the photos from the seller (assuming the three of us all got our loafers from the same guy).

 

I considered snagging a pair of the natural/whiskey ones in my size too, but figured it would be a tad redundant with my tan/walnut RL Singleton loafers (despite them being on a different level of formality).

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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

how to size the rancourts?

TTS
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Originally Posted by Burzan View Post
 

Peal & Co

 

The 240 last is fantastic for my feet, only worn these a few times and have been comfortable right out of the box.

 

 

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How is your pair more brown than cordovan?? Love the shade on those.. 

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Originally Posted by mogili222 View Post
 

How is your pair more brown than cordovan?? Love the shade on those.. 

 

They can look quite varied in different light, in some light they look much more red. They are NOS of the leather sole version from a few years ago so are probably faded vs a brand new pair from BB. I really love the shade on them too, a nice change from super dark color 8.

 

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First wear of my new Carmina adelaides from The Armoury...






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@ThinkDerm Even though Homer and I are same Brannock size, my one pair of Rancourts (Brooks Brothers Venetians) I bought half size smaller than my Brannock size. They were good to begin with, but after stretching I get too much heel slip. YMMV.
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@ThinkDerm Even though Homer and I are same Brannock size, my one pair of Rancourts (Brooks Brothers Venetians) I bought half size smaller than my Brannock size. They were good to begin with, but after stretching I get too much heel slip. YMMV.

 

I am about 8.25D on Brannock and bought a pair of Rancourt made Fenmore loafers from GH Bass in size 8, even sockless they are tight across the strap and toes for me sometimes.

 

However, bought these in an 8.5D and they felt pretty good on first try on. Just arrived today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Florsheims again today.



AHS
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AE Leeds in cappuccino shell on double butyl. MTO from a few years ago.

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I jumped in the shell pool with these vintage Florsheims. It took me months to find them in my size. Now for an open question to the forum. Does anyone know how to determine approximately when a Florsheim was made from the numbers on the inside of the shoe? I would love to find a resource on this to help determine the age of the shoes.

 


Edited by smfdoc - 4/2/16 at 4:49pm
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I jumped in the shell pool with these vintage Florsheims. It took me months to find them in my size. Now for an open question to the forum. Does anyone know how to determine approximately when a Florsheim was made from the numbers on the inside of the shoe? I would love to find a resource on this to help determine the age of the shoes.

 

 

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 After some digging I found an informative site that discusses determining the age of Florsheim shoes. That information led me to conclude these shoes were most likely made in February 1990. They look pretty good for being 26 years old.

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I think I may have have possibly bid against you on ebay for those shoes @smfdoc

Congrats on the purchase they are beautiful.
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Thanks for the link on Florsheim dating. Might need a black light or something to see the numbers in the shoe, they're so old and worn off....
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