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Portland Dry Goods [OFFICIAL] Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Portland Dry Goods, May 15, 2012.

  1. Portland Dry Goods

    Portland Dry Goods Senior member

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    sorry to say our EG stock comes and goes early - chances are we won't be able to restock anything from the line.

    I believe we have one or two left, as well as a couple of the ripstop in olive. also check out the flat twill coverall - its our best pickup of the year IMO but we still have most sizes.
     
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    Cross-Post Update from the Rancourt Thread

    FedEx Dropped off some magic for us yesterday - I've been waiting for these since the minute I sent the order;

    Rancourt for PDG SS2015 - Flint Kudu

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    We really liked Rancourt's kudu offering for summer - it's fun to see accesible exotics thrown into the mix with traditional style shoes. We knew we wanted to make something from the Kudu for summer - Rancourt covered the bases pretty well on their own, but we noticed that many of their makeups were lined shoes. An unlined Kudu slip on seemed like the perfect summer shoe - the leather is soft and structureless, but just strong enough to be made unlined (unlike Repello suede which necessitates a liner on any makeup). so we did two slip on shoes - our usual loafer and a new camp mocc style, both with reltex soles. I wasn't 100% sure of my choice to put an Aspen sole on the camp mocc but now that it's here I think it's the best looking shoe we've put together for ready to order at PDG. here's a shot in some overcast natural light to better see the texture.

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    If I can answer any questions on these, I'd love to be of help. you can find both the Loafer & the Camp Moccasin on our website now.

    We've also got our first Women's ready to wear reltex loafer cut in tan bulldog. we did a welt line mainly to differentiate it with the men's loafers for stock purposes, but we like the detail. Tan Bulldog is very cool - it's antiqued just like calfskin, so it has this semi-dress look to it. women's is a whole new world for us, but we think this is an easy way to bridge the gap.

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    some extra info on our first big project of 2015

    Rancourt for Portland Dry Goods SS15 Kudu

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    Chandler's Camp Moc


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    Kudu Suede: The leather used for these shoes comes from an African Antelope, hunted for population control and as a common food source. The leather is very strong despite being quite unstructured, allowing for leather goods that are durable without being rigid and uncomfortable. Despite the unstructured nature of this leather, we chose to craft our shoes unlined for maximum breathability in the summer – the kudu drapes nicely in an unlined shoe and feels soft to the touch – much like american deerskin or a fine grain suede. Unlike the popular Horween chromexcel (one of our go-to leathers), kudu is resistant to stretching and will keep it's shape.

    Reltex Soles: Rancourt utilizes a unique alternative to crepe soles with their Lactae Havea line from Reltex. These soles are made from the milk of the tropical Havea tree, harvested in a similar fashion to the way New England farmers harvest maple sap. The Havea milk is poured by hand into a mould to produce the soles – it takes the milk of nearly 20 trees to produce just 1 pair. The end result is a spongey latex-like sole that is more comfortable and more durable than your standard crepe. Our loafer uses the standard Reltex Malaise to maintain a casual-dress profile, while our camp moccasin is built on a Reltex Aspen wedge sole, which offers some extra traction in addition to comfort and support. Reltex Soles are great for trails and sidewalks - some even hold their own in snow and ice.
     
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    I picked up the Chandler's Moc and it is a fantastic makeup. The unlined kudu suede is soft and floppy and immediately comfortable, like a pair of slippers. Can't say enough good about it. Hopefully Rancourt will make other colors available. Anyone who wants a floppy pair of suede loafers, this is the stuff.

    And the RLH sole, if you haven't experienced this yet, you don't know what you are missing. Traction and comfort.

    These mocs are so lightweight, soft and comfortable, I hardly even know they are on my feet. Which they are right now.

    Great job PDG!
     
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    A photo of the Chandler kudu camp mocs in the wild:

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    Any chance of a restock for sizes sold out?
     
  7. Portland Dry Goods

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    perhaps;

    if we blow out of these I might be able to facilitate a restock - it all depends on timing, since we have to wait a while after ordering to actually receive these. I can say with some certainty that we hope to be doing more limited release products like this so if you miss the kudu there might be something new around the corner. we can also facilitate MTO pairs, but the costs go up in that event. if there seems to be room for a restock I'll be sure to touch base with interested parties before I put in the numbers, I'd love to get these on the feet of everyone interested!
     
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    I've never bought Rancourts before but I'm loving the Chandler Camp moc. Do you have any sizing advice for both the loafer and camp moc?
     
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    true to size generally works with Rancourt in our experience - the kudu doesn't stretch so its not advised to size down to counteract that in this particular slip on. You might have to sneak up here and check em out before tourist season really kicks off! For whatever it's worth, I take a 10 in most of my sneakers, a 9.5 in red wings (chukka, and iron ranger), and a 9.5 in the camp or loafer. Hope this helps.
     
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    PDG Private Label Shirting is Now Online

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    Linens, Textured Cottons & Madras, Slim Fits. More of the same from our private label shirting, all made in Fall River, MA. please note that the white/black/yellow plaid is a popover! wouldn't want someone to find that it has half of the buttons they wanted when it arrived on their doorstep. non-coincidentally it's my favorite of the bunch.
     
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    Thanks Dustin. I'm heading up your way Monday or Tues this week. Fingers crossed you have something that works. I'm an 11D via brannock. Hope all is well.
     
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    crossing mine too - we've got a few things here that might fit the bill.

    see you then! I'll be in house both days.
     
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    Big thanks to Dustin at PDG for stellar service as usual. I picked up the gorgeous flint kudu Rancourt loafers last week and am loving them. PDG really hit one out of the park with this makeup. Dustin indicated he was going for an ultra comfortable shoe and accomplished that goal tenfold. These will be my perfect air travel shoe. It's my first pair of Rancourts and while I've considered making up something like this for years now, I just never took the time. Being able to try them on made it an easy decision for me. The crepe is like walking on air and the unlined kudu suede upper so soft out of the box.

    The color varies from a gray to brown depending on the light. In the far-from-ideal direct sunlight, they end up more brown. Indoors or overcast light, the gray takes over.

    Well done PDG & Rancourt!

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    good to see you Patrick! Thanks for the kind words.
     
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    PDG Post-Memorial Day Lookbook

    We were lucky to have an opportunity to take some shots with our friend Ryan, who runs a cool local shop called MORE & CO with a super creative team of people. I styled a few looks with some of our more interesting products - here's a few of those shots & a rundown of what items we styled. The whole idea was taking these more outlandish clothes and styling them for everyday wear - getting a beer or heading to a cookout. Hope you dig it!

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    Barbour x Deus Ex Machina Hornet Jacket, Sunbleached Olive
    Battenwear 5 Pocket Island Shirt, Hawaiian Floral

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    Barbour x White Mountaineering Mountain Parka, Bark
    Engineered Garments Khaki Herringbone Work Shirt
    Wings + Horns Westpoint Chino
    Seavees Navy Linen Canvas Slip Ons

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    Snow Peak Rain & Wind Resistance Jacket, Charcoal
    Engineered Garments Olive Cotton Ripstop Fatigue Pant
    (Brisket Sandwich from Salvage BBQ)
     
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    Beautiful photos! I was just thinking to myself the other day how the camp mocs read more gray-brown in certain light.
     
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    yup! the brown shows through which is why these are so much easier to match to a pant (compared to a full blown gray suede)
     
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    Did a quick stop in the store on my way from Boston back to Bangor today, and I have to say I am more than impressed! I am ecstatic to have my favorites brands available locally. And you stock by far the best of each collection. And the store itself is gorgeous, clean, and immaculate.

    The Portland Dry Goods shirts are beautiful.. and there was one blue Workshirt in particular amongst the Barbour coats that I instantly fell in love with. Is there anyway to grab a flick of it!? I didn't see it on the site.
    Thanks again!
     
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    Thanks for stopping by!

    not sure which shirt you may have seen - this comes to mind

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    Barbour x White Mountaineering Peak Shirt

    Mike moves things around pretty often - at any rate I'm glad you found some cool gear! we've just recieved some great goods to kick summer off and I think you had the first crack at them

    Best,

    D.O.
     

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