RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. althanis

    althanis Senior member

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    There's a forum for this.
     
  2. rydenfan

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    Wearing my natural CXL Beefrolls today
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  3. FrankCowperwood

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    Well I think I am going pull the trigger. I like the Alden's but they seem more dressy then what I want. What I want is a pair I can dress way down to no socks all the way to slacks and nice button down for dinner.
     
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    I think you'll like the Rancourts then. Much more casual than the Alden LHS, particularly with the beefroll stitching. I have a pair of the shell in #8 and they become slipper-like very quickly as you break them in. The construction quality is excellent, in my opinion. The leather sole on Rancourts wears differently than an Alden sole, though, since the construction is different. I've also found it to be a little slick.You might consider the Tempest sole for more traction while still keeping the leather sole look. No personal experience with this.

    Here's a photo of the #8 beefrolls after some wear.

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  6. Michael Haines

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    I sent in a email with a request to do tempest sole... I wonder if it will make it much stiffer. I like the idea of them breaking in to a slipper like feel
     
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    That's an interesting question. I think the feel after break in has a lot to do with the hand sewn, unlined construction. Shell is really a very supple yet tough leather when unlined.
     
  8. Michael Haines

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    Well the sole change jumps the price to 560 not to bad but now to decide what I really want as a sole
     
  9. rydenfan

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    Just worried the commando sole would change the sleek look of it
     
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    Well, it's not that sleek to begin with. And the commando sole is pretty low profile. You really don't notice it much.
     
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    On that page the Tempest sole really doesn't look much sleeker than the commando...
     
  13. Michael Haines

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    Well I like the commando sole just not sure on a penny loafer. Though you guys might be right
     
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    Depends on the look you want. For the loafer a single leather or RLH sole are both nice. Single leather is classic.
     
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    Ok I am now going to have to sound stupid but what is a rhl sole
     

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