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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

    halfnhalfnhalf Senior member

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    Feeling "boot-y" for the first time in a while, so I busted out the espresso shell Blakes:

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    Those are nice, are they actually darker on the toe cap or is it just the lighting?
     
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    Thanks. There's no burnishing or anything, but there's definitely a contrast between the rolls and the toe (caused mostly by the pull-up). The perforations probably add to the effect too.

    My goal with this makeup was something like an Alden cigar shell boot with an antique edge. I'm really pleased with how they turned out.
     
  4. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    ^I would be pleased as well, they are awesome!
     
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    Reading this forum has proved helpful, but I could use your thoughts on the fit of a new pair I acquired.

    I was able to snag a pair of 10D Elthams for PRL (that I believe are Rancourts) and they seem to fit very oddly - they have a large outside gap when standing in them:

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    I have a pair of 9.5D Sebagos made in Maine campsides (also I believe by Rancourt) that fit perfectly without socks.

    Are these Elthams just a bad pair or should I expect all Rancourt beefrolls to fit similarly?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.
     
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    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    They use different lasts for different styles. This one might not suit you. I have beefrolls that gap a bit and pinch pennies that don't. You may be able to get Rancourt to make you your preferred style on your preferred last if you can get that figured out.
     
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    Thanks for the reply!
     
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    ^^^Nice avatar
     
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    Should be seeing a restock on Kudu and some Olive in a week or two - factory has been very busy. we're getting a limited reorder so if you guys missed the first round, keep an eye out. meanwhile I'm dreaming about fall. What do you guys want to see this autumn for styles?
     
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    I think the battery boot is a win, so whatever mindset you were in when you conceived that...


    Dark Olive CXL
    Reltex Sole
    Deerskin lining
    Handsewn

    These are a few of my favorite things.
     
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    do you have an 8 in this run?
     
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    definately in the kudu, fairly certain we're getting one of our olive loafer as well.
     
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    Picked up the Natural CXL Ranger Mocs. Pretty stoked to finally have a pair of these.
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    Caramel shell came In today!
     
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    Please post actual pics when arrive. I'm also eyeing for this one :)
     
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    That image is from The Woodlands, where I purchased them. Those are really good pics--IRL they are ever so slightly darker but only just. And I have a pair of Aldens in the same leather, so I knew more or less what to expect--and these will darken quite a bit with time/use.

    I'll try to post some pics, but honestly, the Woodlands studio pics are seriously good for conveying the nature of them.

    Never have tried a ranger moc...seemed like more work to me to get on than a boat shoe while looking similar. I am assuming the extra laces give a sturdier fit and feel. Do you need to tie these each time or just slide your foot into with them tied like a boat shoe?
     
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    The shoes come up a little higher than a boat shoe, and often have a slightly different sole. The offer a little more coverage and indeed a sturdier fit. As for tying, you can tie/untie them each time, or if you prefer a looser fit, just leave them tied loose enough to slip on and off. Mostly preference there--though when new they are a little stiffer so sliding on and off isn't as easy.
     

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