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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whatever123, Sep 2, 2010.

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  1. Calikid

    Calikid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,
    I know what you mean and the shell edges look good but kind of funky in person. I think it looks cool. Very different from any other shell wingtips I have.
     
  2. PartagasIV

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    Espresso shell beefrolls arrived.

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  3. Calikid

    Calikid Well-Known Member

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    Those look great!
     
  4. gmmiddle

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    gotta agree...wow! what sole did you choose?
     
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    Those look great! My beefrolls ship today, should have them tomorrow. Super excited now! Did you contact them ahead of time to tell them to keep off the box stitch? Those look so great without it.
     
  6. PartagasIV

    PartagasIV Well-Known Member

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    Yup, emailed for no box. Got the leather sole, brown edgetrim:

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  7. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done! Sometimes simple is better.


    I got a visit from the shoe fairy as well.
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    Better pics coming soon.

    I think I am going to change out the laces.
     
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    Beautiful! Is the green shell as mismatched in real life as it is in photos though?
     
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    Beautiful! Is the green shell as mismatched in real life as it is in photos though?
     
  10. gmmiddle

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    Bakes, those are great. What did you select? They go from snuff to chocolate in those pictures. Also, is that the Aspen sole? Did you order direct?

    I am thinking of a suede in a boot/chukka and/or boat shoe.
     
  11. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    They are snuff. Here is a "Natural light" pic, although it is cloudy today.

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    4 Eye Ranger Moc - Snuff Repello, Black Deerskin Lining, White HS Thread, Blind Eyelets, Gold/Brown Taslan Laces, Aspen Smoke Sole w/Brown Edge Stain
     
  12. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Well-Known Member

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    Some action shots.
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    I plan to wear these with socks, just threw them on for the photo-session.


    I think they'll look better with some wear. They look to "new" out of the box, the same way my boats did.

    Also, the Repello/Dearskin/Aspen combo is inexpressibly comfortable.
     
  13. FrankCowperwood

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    These look great. I can believe that they are very comfortable. I'll be interested to see photos when you've worn then for a bit. Suede should look good then, and I'm interested to see how the lined toe holds up. Unlined it collapses, which is fine. But I'm wondering if it will stay up better with the lining.
     
  14. Bakes11771

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    Thanks, Frank!

    Even though it is lined, it is still rather flimsy. Will definitely post more pics in a few weeks. Just ordered a variety of laces from TZ Laces, so I can experiment with what looks best.
     
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    Shoe fairy here as well. My Natural shell loafers, take 2. Not quite "perfect" but a hell of a lot better than last time.[​IMG] Odd penny slots on the shoes, they both look a little bit... unsymmetrical? And one of the beefroll holes is really big, obviously from getting stretched out when it was hand-tied. But, much better than my original pair in every way. Also she had them put on a plain heel, instead of the pinched kicker, so that the thread wasn't mismatched.

    It's fall, so I don't know how much I'll wear them, but they are definitely going to look great with exposure to the sun.
     
  16. gmmiddle

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    I love the color, thats a great look for a beefroll. Odd on the penny slots...maybe one stretched out before stitching? Hardly noticeable, though.

    However, I am not digging the stitching on that left shoe at all. Maybe the picture accentuates it, but it looks like it flairs way too wide.

    But its a big step forward from the last pair!
     
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    The size in a 9.5 EE. So, if you're just talking about how the saddle is narrower than the more forward part of the shoe, that's my foot's fault. I have an oddly sized foot, I wear EEE sizes in many brands, and loafers are especially tough, since I have a narrow heel. I guess I could fault them for not having a wider saddle piece, but I think that's one of those things I'll just have to live with.

    Both feet have the same odd penny hole, so stretching isn't it... I have no idea what could have caused it, but it doesn't bother me.

    The weirdly large stitch hole is the only thing that bothers me, because I know it's going to catch my eye for years. I'll keep an eye out for it going forward, if it causes a problem, I have it documented that it was an issue and I'm sure they would just replace the saddle right away.
     
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    That is such a beautiful material. The hole on the beefroll may just have to be chalked up to the inconsistencies inherent in hand-made shoes. Sometimes they get it perfect, sometimes it's less than perfect. If they started rejecting every pair that had a minor flaw, the price of all their shoes would have to increase to make-up for the loss that they would be taking on shoes that don't pass QC. That is odd about the asymmetrical penny slot. Since they are both identically asymmetrical, it makes me wonder if their die for that pattern got bent or something.

    Would love to see more pics from other angles, and more pics after they age some.
     
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    Yeah, I agree that minor inconsistencies are natural, but I seem to get the ones that are tough to look past. :) For example, I can see down to the next layer of shell through the hole, it's so large. And the hole also goes through the machine stitching, so I have a feeling that's going to start coming out.

    I'm still waiting for word about the tear in my Ranger Mocs, which has gotten worse, so I sent her an email about both of these things.
     
  20. Bakes11771

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    Hahaha, agree that you have received more than your fair share of flawed shoes.

    Must be bad shoe karma from asking for that discount. Jk.
     
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