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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. Michigan Planner

    Michigan Planner Senior member

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    I am a very non-picky person and wouldn't really care about those scuffs... probably 10 minutes after I put them on for the first time I'd have similar scuffs from my toddler daughter jumping onto my feet anyway!

    If Rancourt is open to helping you out to fix the problem, I'd be more likely to ask them for a bottle of Venetian Shoe Cream (and maybe a new brush) rather than sending the shoes back (FWIW, I did get a bottle of shoe cream and a set of shoe trees out of them once... basically just by asking for them on a whim).
     
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  2. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Senior member

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    Just ordered a brown CXL belt from Rancourt yesterday. Hope they match my Indy boots. Saw the brown CXL belts from Mitchell leather and they were $189 :(
     
  3. mothball

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    Hey, Bakes, they're very comfortable, but---mine have the casco lining, which Katie told me they no longer carry. I don't know if the lining they now use is significantly different (I doubt it is), but I did want to qualify my answer.
     
  4. Bakes11771

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    Thanks for your response.
     
  5. Spencer

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    I hear you, and I am not picky either. Like you said, I will likely scuff them up after a few wears, but I don't know, I was just a little upset that for a shoe I waited 3 weeks for, they arrived like that. It is very noticeable and directly on the top of the toe box.

    Rancourt was very responsive and offered to replace them and gave me a free shipping label to return them. I appreciate Rancourts customer service on this one.
     
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    i received the 3 eyelet chukka from club monaco today, and am very underwhelmed in the overall quality. from the insoles to the suede they used. this is my only experience with rancourt, so i can't speak to other models, but i thought i'd share if anyone else is considering those.
     
  7. Bakes11771

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    Honest and subjective feedback is always helpful.

    Do you know which variety of suede they are?
     
  8. helius0

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    What are you comparing them to?

    Which similarly-priced boot would you recommend instead of Rancourt's suede chukka?
     
  9. 100 yrs

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    my mocassin experience before this has been with quoddy, which i've been more than satisfied with. but of course they are $50-80 more for a comparable model, i completely recognize that. which is why i was excited about these rancourts - "only" $250 for a made in maine moc style chukka, and this thread is full of very satisfied people. my goal was not to trash rancourt as a poor quality shoe - these aren't poor quality - i just expected a little better finish. maybe my expectations were unrealistic. based on what i got, i'd just as assume saving up a little bit more for quoddy or yuketen, or just get something like the j. crew macalister desert boot.

    bakes - i am unsure which suede they used, club monaco has woefully inadequate product descriptions. it is tan and pretty thick, and rougher than i expected. if i had to guess i'd say it's khaki calico. but i see that is sourced from horween, which shows i may be full of crap with my assessment of the shoes.
     
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  10. rydenfan

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    My Rancourt are all finished to a quality level on par or higher than Quoddy, J Crew, Yuketen. Perhaps you just got an off pair or something?
     
  11. LilyBear

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    I've been looking to get a pair of Rancourts for myself lately, and the natural chromexcel ranger mocs have my eye.

    I'm curious, though, having seen some posters on here request some custom options, whether I should request any changes from the standard.

    I know it's mostly personal taste, but I'm pretty uneducated on what the options might even be. Anyone care to enlighten me?

    Relatedly, I went ahead and did the made to fit program, so hopefully I'll get sizing down. It's always been a slight annoyance for me as a 13d who could often go slightly narrower or down to 12.5...if only 12.5 routinely existed!
     
  12. mothball

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    Hey, LilyBear, welcome to the forum.

    I would recommend wading through the thread (you can also click "View All" where it says recent pictures along the right) to get an idea of what some different options look like together. At least for me, I know I can know which type of leather and sole I want but still may have trouble combining them in my head.

    Besides the leather, you choose the sole (there are a ton of options), eyelet and lace color, and stitching type (which makes a bigger difference in the aesthetic than I would have thought). I'm sure I'm missing something, but you can e-mail the customer service address they have listed on their site. They're very helpful.

    I don't know how much of a hurry you're in, but I should be receiving a pair of ranger mocs in natural CXL in a couple of weeks. I'll be posting pictures here I'm sure.
     
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    Welcome. It is fun to customize the shoes in some of the ways that Mothball has outlined. I've found that I like a lot of the makeups on the Rancourt site pretty much as is. I believe Rancourt is now adding a customization charge to MTO orders, and this can increase the price of some of the less expensive shoes fairly dramatically (by $50, I think, but others can verify). If you think you'll get one pair and have the willpower to stick with that for a while (willpower appears not to a strong point here or on SF in general...:)), then I wouldn't worry about the MTO charge. Get what you like.

    Enjoy and I'd say feel free to ask questions here. We have a pretty good time talking about Rancourt.

    Wearing tan bulldog boat shoes today:
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    Thanks for sharing that.

    I have no dog in this fight (yet), and am still trying to choose between Rancourt and Quoddy.
     
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    thanks! picked up the size 9! used HELLOSUNSHINE for 15% off extra to bring it down to $67. unreal for a pair of rancourts. and i love the peanut suede colour

    thanks again for the heads up


    EDIT: That coupon code was generated for signing up for their mailing list. YMMV
     
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    Nice find. Snagged (the last apparently) 9.5. $80 with shipping and tax. Great deal if it fits.
     
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    A sizing question for you guys. I've read the entire thread and I'm still no closer to an answer. I'm considering the tan mimosa buckle loafer or the chromexcel beefroll penny loafer, both lined. I'll start by saying that I have a low volume foot. I wear the following: 8.5D in Alden Barrie- could stand to be a little more snug, hence a thin leather insole is added. 9C in my Van last #8 LHS- feels damn near perfect. 9.5B in an AE McNeil- fairly snug all around. 9D Quoddy Maliseet oxford- I should have gone with a narrower size. My gut is saying to go with a 9B or 8.5D. Will the 8.5D be too short? Should I just go with the 9D and use a tongue pad to take up any extra space? I intend on wearing them with socks as I can't bear to be barefoot in my footwear.

    I'd appreciate any advice and insights you may have.
     
  19. DC Office Hack

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    Thanks for the tip! Just grabbed an 8.5. At that price it is a no brainer!
     
  20. Bakes11771

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    FWIW I wear a 9C Van and recently acquired a pair of Rancourt boat shoes in 9D (as you must know from having read the whole thread). I think they are the same last as the beefrolls. They were tight all around at first, but the CXL has stretched to fit. Why not do the Made to Fit program if you are so unsure?
     

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