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Ralph Lauren Made in USA shoes who made them?

vinasity

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Well I bought these shoes last year at Century 21 in NYC for about $40 last year and I mainly use them as my going out/bar shoes because they where so cheap. They have held up great over the past year and I wonder if anybody knows who could have made them?
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Hans Cater

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Well if they say made in USA and by Ralph Lauren, then I am guessing that RL made them what else is there to know?
 

bleachboy

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Originally Posted by Hans Cater
Well if they say made in USA and by Ralph Lauren, then I am guessing that RL made them what else is there to know?

Ralph Lauren doesn't have a shoe manufacturing plant.
 

hobscrk777

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Pretty sure these were made by a company called Ansewn in Maine. There was a lot of discussion about this here and on AA about 6 months or so ago. I have a pair of loafers with the same style sole.
 

Jim Barns

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
Ralph Lauren doesn't have a shoe manufacturing plant.

Really? I didn't know that, it is really true that one learns every day.

Thanks for the info
 

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Originally Posted by rebel222
****. I found out who made these a few months ago. I cannot find the site. I know for a fact that it's not Alden. I'll do some searching today.

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Found it. RL USA made shoes are made by Rancourt & Co: Link


Wow, good job, how the hell did you figure that out? Another question for you, who makes RLPL made in Italy
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rebel222

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Originally Posted by onix
Wow, good job, how the hell did you figure that out? Another question for you, who makes RLPL made in Italy
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I was browsing Horween's blog, and there were some pictures from the factory. I recognized the sole instantly.

These shoes have been passed off as Alden for a while now. I am 98% sure, judging by the pictures from their site, that Rancourt makes USA RL shoes.
 

AnGeLiCbOrIs

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Originally Posted by rebel222
I was browsing Horween's blog, and there were some pictures from the factory. I recognized the sole instantly.

These shoes have been passed off as Alden for a while now. I am 98% sure, judging by the pictures from their site, that Rancourt makes USA RL shoes.


They make them for Alden too.
 

Wes Bourne

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Originally Posted by rebel222
I was browsing Horween's blog, and there were some pictures from the factory. I recognized the sole instantly.

These shoes have been passed off as Alden for a while now. I am 98% sure, judging by the pictures from their site, that Rancourt makes USA RL shoes.


Make that 100% sure.
 

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