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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. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    where do you live? how come it takes so much time to get it to you?

    btw i remember after you posted this that I have seen this when you posted before. I'd really like to see the color on the green orion suede because the navy orion suede is really nice.
     
  2. PhiPsi32

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    I'm not that far, but there's a "Delivery Exception" tagged to the tracking number. I'm making a conservative estimate.
     
  3. Kashiwa

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    What don't you like about the buckle? Of the natural cxl belts I've seen (and the one I own), I think I like this one the best. Thick leather, attractive stitching and a keeper to boot.
     
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    +1

    It's similar to the roller I have on my CXL belt. I like it as a casual belt.
     
  5. tv2177

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    not a big fan of the roller buckle myself, i like more of a rectangular ones. the ones that hollows leather is using is pretty nice to me. but this is just personal tho. this rancourt belt itself is really nice.
     
  6. AlanC

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    Here are some pics of my Rancourt Ranger-mocs as they appeared fresh out of the box. I've been wearing them since March, and they're great, great shoes.

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    ^ wow looks great with tiny abrasion on your soles.
     
  8. irbe

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    Just got my SA x Beefroll Pennies. Love the construction. When wearing sock less do you guys have a little heel slip? Not sure if this is normal for loafers as this is my first pair. I went with an 8.5 which is fine around the toes, but the heel area is just a little loose with no socks. With socks (Plan to be wearing these in the fall) the shoe is fine. My concern is the shoe might stretch too big as I've heard how easily the chromexel leather can stretch.

    Thanks
     
  9. rick2833283

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    Hey irbe, how long is your foot exactly (with precision of 1/16 inch)?
     
  10. irbe

    irbe Senior member

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    Tad under 10 inch
     
  11. rick2833283

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    Sounds like 8 would be a better fit then, no?
     
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    I tried on the 8 in the moc and I couldn't get my feet in plus my toes were getting crushed hence I ordered the 8.5 There is ample toe room in the 8.5, just a little loose with the heel slipping. i'm hoping maybe it will lessen when the sole breaks in. But like i said it feels a little snug with socks.
     
  13. Kashiwa

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    Irbe, it sounds like your loafers fit nearly the same as mine.

    Started out with a little heel slip when sockless, and tight with even thin socks. They have definitely stretched out a bit, and the soles (leather in my case) have certainly broken in. Taken together, the stretch of the leather and the breaking in of the soles somewhat cancel each other out.

    The following is all in regard to the current fit when sockless (with thin socks, the fit is perfect).

    If I lift my foot up off the ground and shake it, the shoe stays secure on my foot with no flopping around. However, when walking, my foot does slide slightly forward on downslopes for example, and I need to make a conscious effort to push my heel back to go up stairs. Thus, heel slip is now negligible, but that is dependent on me consciously positioning my foot in the shoe to avoid it. Perhaps the current fit is not ideal, but I think that it works fine for "loafing". The loafers fit fine for strolling, but I would want a better fit for any more demanding than that. Luckily, just throwing on socks provides the ideal fit. Also, I haven't tried tongue pads yet, but they may provide a more ideal fit.

    If I could do it over, I might size down in length or width, but I think that would make the shoe only appropriate for sockless wear and perhaps too tight. But I'm not sure.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    The only stretch I've had with chromexel leather is side-to-side (space for my little toe, lacing gap). I've never had front-to-back stretching. I'm sure that could vary dramatically with how you wear your shoes, walk, etc.
     
  15. prozach1576

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    My CXL Ranger Mocs have stretched a little in length since I started putting spring-loaded shoe trees in them between wears. Until then, they had only stretched a bit in width from actual wear.
     
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  16. PhiPsi32

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    Go sockless or don't go at all . . .
     
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    Same with my Venetians. I don't put shoe trees in them anymore.
     
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    I put a strip of adhesive backed moleskin on the back heel of my ranger mocs to help with slight heel slip. Works pretty well sockless.
     
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    Got my beefroll penny loafers from Steven Alan today. I was concerned they were too snug at first but after wearing them around the house and letting them warm up they fit great. I would absolutely need an E-width if they were lined though.

    But for what I paid, I feel like I stole them.
     
  20. tv2177

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    how did you size?
     

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