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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. 7_rocket

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    Will apply to me. Family member discount :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:

    What do you recommend with jeans and Chino's,? The beefroll penny loafer is too dressy for what I wear them for and I wouldn't want them to get damaged especially in summer when I'm more active.
     
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    Not sure who makes these, but Highland is also a reputable Maine company for hand-sewn shoes. They make Oak Street Bootmaker's shoes.
     
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    WTF?
     
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    I KNOW, right?! Quite a departure. Thought folks here would find it very interesting indeed, perhaps @Portland Dry Goods for instance.
     
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    Actually just got them today, they are tight, really tight, but the length is good. I'm guess they'll stretch nicely. The leather doesn't seem like cxl, at least not like the cxl on my ranger moc or 1000 mile boots.
     
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    I'm 8.5D on the Brannock ... would you have a sizing recommendation?
     
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    First spin for the suede Rancourt chukkas from Hickoree's (sorry for the bad lighting, was in an elevator). First impression is they're nice and airy (went sockless) and the crepe sole is just right. Not too wobbly. There was a bit of rubbing on my foot from the stitching on the inside (probably wouldn't have been noticeable with socks) but that will likely go away with a few wears. Very happy customer!

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    Wood Luv 2 Sea Sum Daylite Pix!
     
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    Here are the Walk-Over Loafers in Tan.
     
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    Based on my very positive experiences with the custom Blake wingtips that I obtained a couple of months ago, I've gone ahead and placed an order for another pair in the Parisian blue CXL. It's a little bit of a leap of faith, as I haven't seen that leather in person, but I already have PTBs from Alden in navy CXL and Rancourt's navy is pretty similar to Alden's, so I'm expecting the Parisian blue to fill a hole in my current blue collection very nicely. Of course I'll provide specs and pics when the shoes arrive. The anticipated shipping timeframe is the second week of June.

    As an aside, I'm happy to report that the heel slippage I felt initially while breaking in my earlier pairs has mostly disappeared.
     
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    You are going for every Pantone shade of blue?

    I kid :)

    These should be pretty cool, I think.

    Glad to hear that the Blake wingtip heel slip has gone away.
     
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    I heard about Helm when they launched a collaboration with Raleigh Denim a few years ago

    not personally a fan of the elongated toebox, and their other style is essentially a custom blake boot (gotta love the bison). I remember visiting the factory a few years ago, seeing a helm lookbook on a cork board and making the connection.

    in any event, the guys & gals in charge of Helm have visited our shop and they're very nice.
     
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    The lace-to-toe really caught my eye, as something unusual and something that's really a big departure in structure. I'd want a different sole on it myself. I keep missing you at the shop! You still haven't seen my tall boots in person.
     
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    Anyone know of shops that stock the Blake boot in NYC? (Doubt anyone does, but worth a shot.)
     
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    @JackFlash JPress does for one.
     
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    I'm looking for an all-weather casual shoe, and wondering if the Blake Wingtip is a good option. I'm really digging the comfort of the RLH as well as being appropriate for sun/rain.

    I build these. Any thoughts? Suede vs Buckaroo.

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    Really? Thought their stuff was made my Eastland. Regardless, the NYC Press stores has temporarily closed while they find a new location.
     
  20. MattBernier

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    And Eastland's Made in Maine stuff is made by Rancourt.
     

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