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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 Senior member

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    Do you live somewhere you can order the made to fit program? This would be the best way to determine your size
     
  2. mikeharo

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    My desert boots are US 8, my Rancourts for Polo are US 8.

    For reference:
    Brannock = 8.5
    Barrie = US 8
    Tru Balance = US 8
    AE 5 Last = US 8.5
    Carmina Forest = UK 7.5
    Marlow =7.5 (could be 8)
    Sperry = US 8.5/9

    have you tried the printable fit guide?
     
  3. grendel

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    Do not try the printable fit guide. Do the made to fit program.
     
  4. JackFlash

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    Do you get to pick the shoes they send you via made to fit? Fit is going to be a lot different between boat shoe, loafer, boot, etc.

    I'm interested in trying the Gilman Camp-moc (unlined CXL). I'm 11C on Brannock and my last pair of boat shoes were 10.5 Sperry Topsiders. Thinking about 10.5B to accommodate stretch and the fact that I'll be wearing them without socks.
     
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    Nope. They send you a pair of Venetian loafers, but that's the same last they use for all of the handsewn loafers, I believe.
     
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    How have others found the sizing guide? Most of the reports I've read in this thread have been that it doesn't work well. Still, that might be a vocal minority (?). Seems strange that it would be inaccurate.
     
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    Anyone have the Aspen sole? (Or any RLH for that matter?) Is it F'ing awesome walking on natural latex? or is it just kind of cool?

    Am considering the Aspen for a future make-up, but am kind of turned off by the midsole that it requires. Just trying to determine if the added comfort is worth the tradeoff in appearance.

    Otherwise I'll probably go camp sole.
     
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    I sent in my rangers for a resole in the ALH sole. Will report in when I get them back.
     
  10. FrankCowperwood

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    Personally I'm a big fan of the RLH. Don't have the Aspen, though I'm looking for an excuse to get something on it. Those suede Ranger Mocs the have are very tempting.

    I do think it is more comfortable than a camp sole (also have that), though I consider the camp sole to be surprisingly comfortable. There's a sort of bounce to the RLH that you don't get with the harder rubber.
     
  11. chuckb

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    Does anyone have an opinion on how the RLH sole compares to a normal crepe sole? In terms of both comfort and durability.
     
  12. mothball

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    And now "More Bounce to the Ounce" is going through my head.

    I've been thinking of a mushroom suede/honey RLH boot or ranger moc for a few weeks. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, though.
     
  13. alex4nder

    alex4nder Well-Known Member

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    You don't get to choose; when I placed my Made To Fit order, I asked about this. I was told that whatever size worked best with MTF was the size I should order from them in any of their shoes. We'll see how that works out.
     
  14. Spencer

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    Guys, my brand new boat shoes in tan bulldog came in today, opened them up and one shoe was scuffed on the toe.

    No big deal, or send it back to Rancourt for a new one?

    [​IMG]

    p.s. Just contacted Rancourt, kind of bummed that they would send me a scuffed up shoe, let alone one that I waited over 3 weeks for.
     
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    Not ideal, but I think some cream would be able to fix that right up.
     
  16. chuckb

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    ^Yeah, I feel like that is something that our get within a couple of wearings anyways, and a little cream or similar would take care of it.
     
  17. Spencer

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    True, but they should send new undamaged shoes, let alone aren't these inspected before they are sent out?
     
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    Agree. Even if possible to fix, that's not acceptable. They need to do something for you. Very frustrating to wait and receive that.
     
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    Thanks for your response,

    Are the camp and the boat sole made out of the same rubber? or is the camp a harder rubber?

    So the camp/RLH are not exactly night/day?


    Mothball, they informed me that they can't do repello unlined because it is too light and the shoe would lack structure. Are your rangers still really comfy despite being lined? Or does the lining make it feel the same on the inside regardless of what material is outside of the lining?
    As someone mentioned, all of their handsewn shoes should fit the same, even thought I think they have 2 or 3 different lasts that they use for different handsewn models. They generally recommend that you go a half size up from your handsewn size for your blake size. However, if the boat shoes that I just got were not CXL and were shell [which doesn't really stretch] than I probably would have needed to go a half size bigger. (my blake size, also my "true size")
    If that were CXL, it would definitely brush out. Not familiar with bulldog, but would be interested to hear whether or not that can brush out. What did Rancourt say when you contacted them? or haven't you heard back yet?

    They'll probably say that it is typical for hand made shoes to have some "tooling marks", and that those pictured are from when they were hand-sewn.

    Still, I understand your frustration.
    I do believe they are inspected, but I bet they deemed those acceptable.

    in Nov/Dec I had a pair of $675 blake boots made to order and they sent them to me with the wrong color stitching. MTOs are said to be inspected by Kyle personally, however, I don't see how that is possible as he seems to travel a lot. I brought it to their attention, and they made me another pair. I would say they were sort of obligated to, since the boots they produced were not representative of the details listed in the invoice that I paid.
     
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    No word back yet, but I'll let you guys know.

    Seriously, I am not an overly pickey person, I know that i will likely scuff them like that in not too long. But these are brand new, MTO, so I am pretty surprised they were not sent in perfect condition.
     

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