RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    I haven't worn the RLH in enough inclement weather to know for sure. I did wear it a few times when I knew it might be raining or while taking my daughters to swimming lesson (wet floor by the pool) and haven't slipped yet. My guess is that they are similar to the crepe sole when it comes to rain and snow though.
     


  2. tv2177

    tv2177 Senior member

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    aged really well. how long have you have them for?
     


  3. FrankCowperwood

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    Thanks. I am very happy with them. It's closing in on a year since I got them, and I've worn them a lot. Was a little surprised that the heel wore down already, but I get a strong wear pattern on the outside edge of all my shoe heels, particularly on the right heel. Obviously something to do with my gait. We'll see how the replacements do. That will give me a sense of whether it's the material Rancourt chose for the heel or me.
     


  4. ElDave

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    You're in Chicago, right? Who do you use? Brooks?
     


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    zazaza Senior member

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    those look awesome, Frank
    thanks for posting
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

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    I'm not in the city proper, so I used a local guy up the street. I've had him put a few heels on now. He's got some serious looking, old equipment in his shop. I've heard about Brooks, but never been there.


    Thanks.
     


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    Some Rancourt made boat shoes for $120 to $135 + tax/ship at ralphlauren.com now.
     


  8. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I believe it is reverse calf (full grain): Kelly green, unlined, honey crepe sole with step, no shank, matched stitching. It's the "Ivy" or Venetian loafer, designed to be an airport friendly travel loafer.
     


  9. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Perfect. Thanks.
     
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  10. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    You have this? Or is it on order? I'd like to see it.
     


  11. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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  12. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Ooof. Nice. I like the sounds of your MTO even better.
     


  13. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Keeping my fingers crossed that this works out the way I intend. As a flier, I'm always looking for a stylish shoe that is easy off and on for security, comfortable for long flights, and still stylish. Now, with the TSA PreCheck program rolling out, I also wanted a metal detector friendly shoe (hence the shankless sole).

    My thanks to forum member Kashiwa who drew my attention to Rancourt. Thank you, sir.
     


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    Are you taking a pair of dress shoes with you as well?
     


  15. PhiPsi32

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    I travel with no less than three pairs of shoes (including the loafers). I've traveled with up to five pairs for longer trips. The shoe compliment depends on the purpose for travel. But, yes, at least one dress shoe for evening dinner if nothing else.
     


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