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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. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Great pics guys, thanks for sharing.
     
  2. mclim

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    Any idea what weight of leather the bison boots are made from, or measured the thickness? Do they scuff easily?
     
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    I've got a pair of bison boots, they don't scuff all that easily and if they do its pretty easy to get the scuffs out with some conditioning.
     
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    Alden's #8s have two components-- the color that Horween put in, and the layers of dye or polish that Alden puts on top. If you go to the Lattanzi store, they have #8 cordovans on their shelf, and they look nothing like Aldens. Much more of a dark brown.
     
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    How thick/heavy is the leather?
     
  6. BackInTheJox

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    Does anyone happen to own Rancourt Espresso and Color 8 and/or have a pic of the two side by side?
     
  7. Nik Telford

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    Tough to say since I have mine lined with shearling. It's a decent thickness though, at least comparable to the cxl in my loafers.
     
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    Bison used for the pair of boots I have is pretty thick. I think the use thinner leather for shoes made from the bison though. Both are unlined. I seem to recall reading somewhere that the thicker boot leather is intended to help them hold shape.
     
  9. mclim

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    Thanks.

    Also, how heavy/coarse is the grain?

    I've seen some photos where the grain is huge, and others where it's basically a slightly more prominent form of cow grain. Is it just luck of the draw which one you get? Does it vary between colours?
     
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    The Clymer boots I have are large grained. That's the chocolate color here. How the grain looks in the photo is accurate. I also have a pair of the Sherman Camp mocs, and the grain is bit finer on those, and the leather is not as thick as for the boots. I'd think you might be able to express a preference for larger or finer grain on a note in your order.

    What are you thinking about getting?
     
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    I'm looking at the Hastings boot, although I'm wondering if they'd be willing to do it as a custom option (it looks like bison isn't an option in the custom lineup, although it seems people have had custom bison boots made by Rancourt before) - I'd prefer a lined boot and silver, rather than antique brass, hardware.

    How dark is the chocolate? Is the colour darker than it appears on the Rancourt website?
     
  12. Nik Telford

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    Chocolate is a medium to darkish brown with red undertones. Its a really nice leather.
     

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