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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. madhat

    madhat Distinguished Member

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    Don't do fabric any more?
     

  2. Aenonymous

    Aenonymous Senior Member

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    What was the reason?
     

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    Spunwell Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, I had a rather vague conversation with Donna today. I initially asked about the boots describing them as they were described here. She said they were not sure what I was referring to so I sent the picture above.

    This is how she responded:


    Donna Murch (Rancourt & Co. Shoecrafters, Inc.)
    Mar 6, 2:52 PM EST

    Hi Jason,

    I had the owner review the photo and unfortunately, it's not something we can offer you.

    Thanks, DOnna
     

  4. Aenonymous

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    That's a bummer. I got this version several years ago, although I like your cloth version even better.
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    Now realizing for some reason I have fewer eyelets on mine. For what it's worth they hurt like hell - very roomy and excess leather in the quarter caused too much friction on my ankles, but your cloth version looks like it might have alleviated that to some degree. This is an image from their F14 catalogue - don't think they do catalogues any longer.
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  5. Spunwell

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    I agree it’s a bummer, seems like a great design and certainly unique.
     

  6. BagleyBrown

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    This may be a proprietary build.

    Suggestion: Call to speak with Scott. And do not reference this model. Ask about a current model, and ask if it can be made with cloth panels. That is a different question altogether...

    If it is proprietary, Donna's answer is the professional/ethical answer. Rancourt appears to me to be both.

    But if you ask "can you do X" they usually can and will do X.
     
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  7. Spunwell

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    In hindsight I should have approached this situation in this manner exactly. I’ll let it settle for a while and take another look.

    On a positive note I had a good look at the cordovan offerings on their site......they really look nice. Any first hand experience here?
     

  8. madhat

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    Yup. Good stuff. @BagleyBrown has like fifty bazillion pairs!

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    I have three shell from Rancourt all posted in this :) slow moving thread. Very awesome work.
     

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    Really lovely. Are those green or blue? I can't quite tell. A blue or green cordovan pair in the pinch penny or weltline have been on my list for a while now.
     

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    Thanks! Very dark green; it's difficult in that pic for sure
     

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    I finally got myself a pair of ranger mocs (please excuse my ghost white ankles). They arrived yesterday.

    Rancourt does an excellent job selecting their cxl. Now I’m ready for some warmer weather!

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    Did you go True to Brannock or half size down? I can see the big toe peaking at the end like it does with my ranger mocs.
     

  15. Jmccle2

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    I went true to Brannock. I actually flexed my toes when I put them on, which is the lighter color you see. There is a nice amount of room in the toe box.
     

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