RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    IMG_5033.JPG IMG_5034.JPG Speaking of unlined shell......natural/caramel again today.

    I need natural beefrolls for an excuse to wear this color shell more often.
     
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    Darn. Those are immaculate.
     
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    Thanks Frank. I find that my unlined shell (my Rancourt penny loafers are my only pairs of unlined shell) seem to basically not roll/crease at all. It really is quite minimal. I just brush for about 30-60 seconds after each wear, and put shoe trees in. I've treated each pair once or twice with a little Saphir Renovateur, but sparingly.

    Color me very impressed with Rancourt's (Horween's) unlined shell. My experience has been excellent, which is why I pulled the trigger on a pair of Color 8s as well (which are being remade with the "rugby leather sole").
     
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    I was hoping the 115 last would work for my Fred Flintstone feet, with the high instep and EEE width, but it was not meant to be. Getting a EE in a longer length was wishful thinking. V gap was 2 inches at the top, if not a little more and tight in the vamp. I blame my feet, but I leave the comment in the hopes it may help others with similar who are contemplating Rancourt.
     
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    @smfdoc sorry the sizing didn't work out for you. I would imagine any closed lace shoe with your sized feet is a gamble. Do you have any oxfords that you wear regularly?
     
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    IMG_2273.JPG Alden on the Hampton last works very well in a Balmoral. It really is the only one I have found.
     
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    Upon asking the question I thought I might be met with an Alden Hampton response. Beautiful shoes.... They seem to work very well for people with wider feet/high insteps.
     
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    EEE
     
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    Does anyone have any photos of the Rancourt Court Classic in Essex? Specifically curious how they look with some wear?
     
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    I think our man @FrankCowperwood posted some a while back in the thread. They were awesome IIRC.
     
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    Don't have any of the sneakers but do have natural Essexs boots which I haven't worn enough. Leather seems to age to a reddish hue. It's nice. Should make nice sneakers.
     

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