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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. halfnhalfnhalf

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    Are you familiar with Carmina's NST blucher, and if so where would it rank on that spectrum? I'm part of SkoAB's GMTO of that shoe in saddle shell and am very much looking forward to the result. (Apologies for the minor threadjack.)
     
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    Stitching on Rancourt (and all other traditional) handsewns is most definitely part of the construction and not skin stitching. I do like both looks, and agree that even skin stitching gives something of a casual vibe. What's interesting is that different leathers give a different look for the handsewn moc toe stitching. The mimosa calf I have stitches together very tightly so it gives a fine edge to it. Something like CXL or even shell stitches together a little more rustically, shall we say.

    All good looks. +1 for variety.
     
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    They have done skin stitching on blake boots, but this is the only pair I've ever seen it on: https://instagram.com/p/zxYVlCQODG/
     
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    Wow, those Tobox boots are awesome, thanks posting that tanbar.

    +1 for it being interesting to see how different leathers and different techniques for stitching turn out.

    Half, if I'm remembering correctly, that Carmina has a heavy skin stitch similar to Aldens. That style heavy stitch has always seemed rustic and refined at the same time to me, especially in shell. And that saddle shell is so good. Looking forward to seeing pics as they come in.
     
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    That toe stitching really changes how the Blakes look. Amazing and very cool. Thanks for posting.

    Pretty unusual color of shell too.
     
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    I really like it, not sure if it was just a one off thing or not though. Maybe we'll see it available down the road. The shell color is called mahogany I believe, looked great in person.
     
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    Count me as another impressed by the stitching on those boots. I may have to inquire about the availability of the skin stitching on my next pair.
     
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    Yup, totally agree. Pretty sure that is the Japanese sourced shell that Rancourt has been looking at. I really dig the color
     
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    I'm going to try to make it if I can get out of work early enough. Went to the last one, here are some pictures I took. The one thing I forgot to take pictures of were the Japanese shell samples though. The first pic is their different colors of hand dyed horween shell.

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    So much want.

    Just when I think I'm done buying loafers...
     
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    Goodness gracious that is a lot of Rancourt. Looks like a great trunk show and good on ToBox.
     
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    @tifosi will be in attendance
     
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    Yes, Sir. I will be there! I will try to remember to take pics.
     
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    Yes, this is the Japanese shell that I believe they are calling Mahogany. Last time I spoke to the owner of ToBox it was for his use, exclusively.
     
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    You can do customs, it just has to be through ToBox. We can do a group MTO through ToBox as well. I'm not sure how much material is left/ available. I can find out tomorrow if you guys are interested.
     
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    I would be interested. :nodding:
     

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