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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    are those bright green or dark green loafer?

    can't wait to see some pictures. I am still debating on what to get for my loafer. wheat cavalier cxl is now in the lead.
     
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  2. prozach1576

    prozach1576 Senior member

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    I think my next order will be navy suede loafers; not sure on the sole yet. My ranger mocs are already my favorite casual shoes.
     


  3. Del-Toro

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    Can anyone speak to the quality of their Shell? They use Horween but I was wondering if it is the same stuff Yuketen uses. I suspect it is not but was wondering if anyone has seen or owns any Rancourt Cordovan? If so, please post pics of the leather (outside and inside shoe).
     


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    Rancourt makes a great product.
     


  5. Del-Toro

    Del-Toro Senior member

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    For sure. Have you seen their Shell in person?
     


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    rkusmant Senior member

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    Olive = dark green, at least that's what I expect... Will report when I get them.

    I read somewhere that Rancourt dye their own shell cordovan, and if you think quality = grade of horween shell, their grading is based on size, I doubt Rancourt will go for the 'seconds' that float around the leather market.
     


  7. Del-Toro

    Del-Toro Senior member

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    Yes, I am familiar with Shell but I was wondering if they piece it together, something like you would find in a Shell belt (simply because of the length needed to make a belt and the size of a horses BUTT) or if they use one hide to produce one pair of shoes like Yuketen does on their Shell models. I have no doubt whatsoever that they make a quality shoe.
     
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  8. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    I've got the beef roll loafers in #8 shell. I can take some photos in a few days. My general opinion is that the quality of the shell and the quality of the construction are both excellent. I don't have any experience with Quoddy, but I do own Alden shell in several different colors.


    The #8 is different from Alden, though. More of a satin finish and less gloss, I think. Seems to make it more scuff and scratch resistant in my experience.
     


  9. mothball

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    For anyone interested, I heard back from Kyle on this color--

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    He said it was "walnut orion", which he described as a chocolate brown suede.

    Any opinions on that color with a red brick sole?
     


  10. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Agree with earlier comment that this is a great photo of a really nice looking boot. I think a red sole would go well with this. I am a fan of red/brown combinations, personally. I'd like to see this one.
     


  11. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    I also have the #8 beefrolls. They are nice. Don't you think the color is more
    of a cherry red vs. the purple tinge of the Alden's?
     


  12. Kashiwa

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    #8 CXL beefroll Rancourts arrived, accompanied by Alden #8 PTBs. (sorry about the low quality pic, I realize now I should have taken 2 seconds to wipe them off!)

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    Very happy with both, although I'm still wondering if maybe a narrower width would have been better. The length on both is excellent, but there seems to be more play than necessary in the heel area. Oh well, time will tell.

    Took the loafers out for a good walk and was surprised how comfortable they were. Very happy with these.
     
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  13. mothball

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    Very nice.
     


  14. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    nice pickups! beefroll looks really good for a causal shoes. enjoy!
     


  15. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Both look great. Brand new #8 is a fine sight. The loafers will definitely get to be even more comfortable as the break in, but handsewn feels good from the start, doesn't it?

    Are both shell?


    I agree. Rancourt #8 is definitely different. Perhaps it is more red than purple, but it is still very dark when new.
     


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