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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whatever123, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    That looks really good! I didn't think I'd like baseball stitching on these handsewn shoes, but I like how yours turned out.
     


  2. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Those look awesome... nice selection
     


  3. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ Those do look very nice, and glad to here you are happy with the RLH.

    Y'all are making me nervous on sizing. I went TTS on my beefrolls, sure hope it works!
     


  4. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    FWIW, if these were made of a stiffer leather then I think I would be wishing I had gone with 9.5 instead of 9. You will be just fine if you didn't size down.
     


  5. uninkco

    uninkco Senior member

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    ^ this. I spoke to Kyle and he recommended a 10.5D in the beefroll since I am a 10D (slight wiggle room) in the Barrie with my shell lwb and 10.5D on the Grant last with my shell captoes. I plan on going sockless with the beefrolls. I'm 10.5 D/E on the brannock. What do you guys recommend??
     


  6. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    I'd go with the 10.5D.
     


  7. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Well, I ordered CXL beefrolls, so there is bound to be some stretching. But if I had sized down to 11.5d, they would probably have been too short (I believe Frank Cowperwood has stated on here several times that it is not a long last), and I doubt there is going to be much stretch lengthwise.

    @uninkco, if you are going for a non-cxl leather, then I think the 10.5d is a no-brainer. But with CXL and its stretch, I'm not really sure. 10.5C? I don't have hands-on experience so I can't really say.
     


  8. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Congratulations on putting your order in. What are the final specs you decided on?

    My thought is it's always better to have a little too much room rather than too little. Too small and you aren't going to be able to wear the shoe at worst, and at best only with some discomfort. A shade too big and you can put in a tongue pad or an insole and you should be ready to go. I put tongue pads into my 11E beef rolls. They now fit comfortably with or without socks.

    And, I hope I haven't steered you wrong on the length.
     


  9. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    My beefrolls are scheduled to arrive in MI tomorrow, but won't be making it to me here in Japan until Jun 3. They are basically the standard #8 CXL with tan stitching, but I did ask for the medium brown edging.

    Kyle also mentioned that going down a half size would make it too short, so you weren't the only helpful hand at the wheel. I'm sure the 12d will work well for me, just a bit worried about the CXL stretch on a lace-less loafer. But, there are correctives for that, as you mentioned.
     


  10. uninkco

    uninkco Senior member

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    ^thank you gentlemen. i will be placing my order tomorrow for a 10.5 brown chromexcel beefroll with medium edge and tempest sole tomorrow. hoping that the D width works out since I'm between D and E and expect this leather to stretch a bit.
     


  11. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Nice choice. Just to confirm, are you going for this exact sole?

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  12. uninkco

    uninkco Senior member

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    yes. i should've asked Kyle if the tempest sole is noticeably thicker overall.
     


  13. Kashiwa

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    A bit selfish, but I think you should go for it! Because I would really like to see what they look like. I toyed with the idea of that sole on the beefrolls for quite a while, so I can give you some of the advice I gleaned, but please don't let me steer you in any direction.

    Kyle seemed to think it would be overkill when I asked him about it, and didn't really even seem to consider it. Thus, I dropped that discussion with him, but took it up with others. Some mentioned that there could be a greater potential for heel slip or that they would take longer to break in. Uncle Mac, of Alden fame, has a pair of double leather Alden LHS, and he told me, "the only thing you have to consider is whether you like the look".

    Personally, I think they will look great!
     


  14. uninkco

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    that definitely gives me more to think about. with other loafers i have, i definitely experience heel slippage and so I am forced to place tongue pads to "correct" the issue as much as possible. since the tempest is chunkier, my priority was to dial in the size and width. thanks for the info Kashiwa!
     


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    So after a week or so what is your current view on the sizing? still happy with your choice? what size are you Alden Barrie last (or other Alden last) vs. what you choose in Rancourt?
     


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