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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. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Interesting. At least he was honest that he deliberately uses inferior products to keep you coming back more often.
     
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    Oh he'd use them for me he said, but he won't use them unless someone asks. It's like a shoe speakeasy apparently...

    "I'm here for the JR soles..."
     
  3. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    [​IMG] Well I suppose it is another case of needing to be well educated before heading out to make sartorial decisions, lest ye spend more money than necessary.
     
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    Thanks again to ChetB for bringing the Rancourt-made Eastland boots on ebay to my attention.
    Took a trip to my local customs office this morning to pick up this beautiful Box:[​IMG]

    Eastland Wildwood boots in dark olive leather of a kind a haven't seen before. It's very thick and stiff, has a pronounced but fine grain and a waxy surface that smells like beeswax. It shows a strong pull-up from dark olive to almost bright green - very nice.
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    I love them but they are very roomy around the heel and midfoot - a strange combination considering that the toe is rather narrow and loafer-like. Will try to wear them tomorrow...
     
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  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Very cool boots. I really like that high boot style. Hopefully you can get the fit to work for you with some socks or insoles or such.

    The leather does look very interesting.

    Enjoy and thanks for posting photos.
     
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    TH3515 I have the same boots and found the same issues you identify
    . Not wearing them much because of summer weather but want to wear more in the fall. Would love to know if you find any solution that improves heel fit.
     
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    Planned obsolesence, it's the American way!
     
  8. dddrees

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    Just received my Rancourt Ranger Mocs in #8 Cordovan. They are awesome, and sure enough the Tempest Sole is different than what's on the website, but in a good way. The whole heel is rubber. I'll have to take some pictures when it's a bit lighter, and I'll try to remember to capture the sole as well.
     
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    PICS PICS PICS!!!
     
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    I know, I know, I'm working on it. Unfortunately I've had to work late the last couple of days. I'll do my best to have some pictures tomorrow.
     
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    Horsehair Brush and Venitian Shoe Cream on the uppers

    Simple Green and a Nail Brush on the sole edges

    Sole Before/After:

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    It actually made the leather more supple as well. It was dry and stiff like cardboard before, but is now soft and flexible.
     
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    A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will do wonders on the side of the soles as well!
     
  13. dddrees

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    #8 Cordovan Ranger Mocs with the tempest sole.


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  14. irbe

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    ^Wow those are nice
     
  15. tifosi

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    Man, they are pretty! That is the exact make-up I wanted to get. Although I thought about espresso as well. Congrats. Wear them in good health!
     
  16. dddrees

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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Nice! On my screen there looks to be a lot of brown tones, I almost thought they were espresso.
     
  18. tifosi

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    Same here. How red they are on Rancourt's site is what steered me towards espresso in the first place.
     
  19. dddrees

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    Thank you sir.
     
  20. Bakes11771

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    I'll have to pick some of those up. I hear a lot of good things about them.
    Those really are exquisite. I like the look of the texture on that shell. The new tempest isn't as different as I was expecting, but I think I like the new heel better.
     

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