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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    I totally disagree with this. There has been a huge push by Rancourt into the consumer market. Look at the visibility through social media, trade shows, pop-up markets, etc. They also went through considerable time and expense to built out that custom online portal. if they were not interested in additional brand awareness and business they would not be doing any of that. there is a clear transition to build a brand and not be only a third party manufacturing solution.
     
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    Perhaps I wasn't that clear. They want to expand their own brand, but they are desperately looking for more handsewers.

    In any case, I think the most important things they could do is continue to increase their social media presence and actually get some decent photos on their website.
     
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  3. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    And it's funny that as great a tool as the MTO module is, the depiction of the shoe you are building is pretty awful. Not sure it's reasonable to expect anything more, but I can image be a little hard to really see what the shoe you are creating is going to look like.
     
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    Teaser picture of upcoming Rancourt coverage from Capsule..

    [​IMG]
     
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    aphelan Well-Known Member

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    Should I be using anything to treat the wood on my natural soles? Trekking in the snow has definitely dinged them up a bit.
     
  6. cathpah

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    That's not wood, it's stacked leather. You can use edge dressing to re-dye and (in the case of natural edges) re-seal them. I use the edge dressing by Allen Edmonds, and it works great.
     
  7. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    Those look familiar. [​IMG] Glad to see I'm right on the curve.

    Will look forward to your report.



    Same here. It does wonders.

    I've also applied some Montana pitch blend as edge dressing but I think the AE stuff made for the purpose gives a more satisfactory result.
     
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    That is hilarious. Thanks for that resource by the way!
     
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    Speaking of the OSB trench line, I have confirmed that they're in New York somewhere, but I'm still trying to find out where. It's in the pipeline. I have other questions concerning OSB that I'm trying to clear up too, but we'll see how that goes.
     
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    I forget the name but it begins with a p... Sorry I am not help if you ask tony at independence he will tell ya... If I remember they have a website and there prices were basically the same.
     
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    Like who or what is responsible for their clicking/hide selection? Lol
     
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    I would definitely disagree with you here. I've purchased two pairs of custom Quoddys and the quality seems exactly on par with the other MiM handsewns. All the designs are slightly different between the manufacturers but nothing about my Quoddys would suggest lower quality. In fact I've noticed more loose threads on my OSBs and brand new Rancourts than on my Quoddys (none so far). I'd also rate Quoddy the highest in comfort (although all are quite comfortable). Just my personal experience.
     
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  13. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Well-Known Member

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    +1 to Rancourt customer service.

    I received a pair of Ranger Moccs back in August and broke one of the rawhide laces on them a couple of mornings ago. The good folks at Rancourt have already sent me out a replacement pair. It's little things like this that remind me that paying a bit more for my shoes is worth it in the long run.
     
  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

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    Would you guys be interested in doing a Rancourt Styleforum MTO?

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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    I'd be interested depending on the model that everyone is considering. I have a specific MTO in mind for next winter (though maybe that's because it hasn't been above 25 where I am for the last week!).
     
  17. Michigan Planner

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    I would be interested.

    Considering that Rancourt seems to be able to turn out MTO products relatively quickly, I suggest something that would get a lot of wear for the spring and/or summer.
     
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    Possibly . . .
     
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    I agree. I was planning on ordering something to have for this spring/summer. Anyone have any models in mind? I, personally, was going to order a ranger moc. But I'm open.
     
  20. FrankCowperwood

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    Interested.

    I'll raise this question though: What's the advantage of an SF MTO from our perspective?

    Would we be talking about something like a custom color of leather? A custom design element?

    I guess we could get them to lower or waive the MTO charge, which would be nice.

    But I'm wondering what the motivation is for trying to get everyone to agree on a makeup or two when it's pretty easy to get almost anything you want from Rancourt in short order anyway.

    NB, I'm not trying to throw cold water on this. Just figure there might be something more to this and would like to hear more.
     
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