RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    This is a very good point.

    I sent an email inquiry through the website earlier today and, mirabile visu, actually got a reply. I intentionally didn't ask about this fee, but did ask for a price on a makeup I'm thinking about (unlined caramel shell ring boot with aesthetic welt and red sipped sole) and got a price back of $535. Nothing to compare that too, of course, but the base Rancourt shell loafer is $510 and basic chukka boot (more an equivalent in terms of leather used, I'd think), is $550. Doesn't seem like there can be too much of a fee built into $535, even with the lower cost rubber sole. I wonder if they aren't mentioning yet.

    Guess I could just ask.

    Now to decide whether to proceed with this... :)
     
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  2. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Does Quoddy offer shell cordovan as an option? I did not see it on their website
     


  3. iluvatar

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    I got quoted at $335 for the 5-eye boot that I'm working out the details for. I had assumed the price was because of different leather/sole, but yeah, that works out to a $50 increase.

    On another note, does anyone on here have shoes from both Oak Street Bootmakers and Rancourt? Did you go with the same size for both, or do Rancourt's run a little smaller?
     


  4. chuckb

    chuckb Senior member

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    Just to provide another data point, I was quoted a price for custom camp mocs that was $50 more than the normal price, without changing the type of sole or anything. So it seems to me like they are indeed charging at least another $50 for deviations from their standard offerings (not including extra costs due to more expensive pieces or processes). I am still going to go ahead and buy them, because that's not much different from the price of Quoddys, I already know my size in Rancourts, and they've been very helpful and patient in answering all of my questions.
     


  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    And you should buy them if that's what you want and you have the money. The shoes are worth whatever you're willing to pay for them.
     


  6. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    I ordered a custom shell is a different color then web site no additional charge today
     


  7. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    what color did you order and what shoe?
     


  8. Michael Haines

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  9. Calikid

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    Those should be nice... please share pics when they arrive
     


  10. fitchottie

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    Rancourt to me runs a tad smaller. I go to TTS and size 1/2 down for OSB
     


  11. iluvatar

    iluvatar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that's the impression I got but I wanted to make sure!
     


  12. rydenfan

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    No Quoddy does not have shell offerings. I did a more casual boot with a combination of green leather and waxed canvas shafts.

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    quoddy does do shell.
     


  14. rydenfan

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    Since when? They didn't a month ago when I worked with their head of customer service on a custom makeup
     


  15. Teger

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    there's a ton of pictures from trade shows where they bring their shell stock. dunno if they're still producing, but for awhile they definitely offered their range in shell.
     


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