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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. sammy

    sammy Senior Member

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    Thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair of black scotch grain either pinch or welt line loafers. Anyone who owns a pair care to comment on how the scotch grain wears and holds up over time? Thanks for your feedback.
     

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    I don't have any Rancourt, but scotch grain is a hard wearing leather that's great for rain and whatnot
     

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    I have some Rancourt scotch grain boots, about 2 winters old now and as @madhat says, they are holding up great. Wearing them today in fact.
    Very low maintenance, wipe down and brushing with a little cream polish very occasionally.

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    no experience on Rancourt's scotch grain, but I'd go with weltline over pinch any day. :)
     

  5. sammy

    sammy Senior Member

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    How so?
     

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    I have 3 pairs of pinch pennies in shell and would take them all day every day. The antique/light welt especially.
     

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    How’d that work out for you? I would’ve recommended the 6.5.
     

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    IMHO, the weltline loafer is just better looking than the pinch penny. Others will certainly disagree. I have one pair of each. Weltline in brown calf. Pinch in caramel shell.

    The pinch penny is more casual than the weltline. Yet the weltline seems casual enough to wear whereever I might wear the pinch penny. The pinch penny usually has contrast stitching and lighter sole edges which are fine, but I am not a big fan of them.

    I find the tan calf Weltline to be incredibly good looking. So much, I'm toying around with selling my carmel shell pinch pennies (8.5d BTW) to buy the tan calf Weltline pennies.

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    I understand what you mean and certainly mean you no offense, but handsewns don't have a welt. The contrast stitching and lighter sole edge seems like more of a younger man's style. I would guess you're in your mid 20s to early 30s. I'm 15 to 20 years older.
     

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    I also prefer the aesthetics of the weltline to the pinch penny (and that to the beef roll), but I do think it skews a bit more formal (as formal as a tan penny can go). Why not caramel shell weltline? The tan is nice, but an aged caramel could be extra fantastic! :D
    We've gotten so used to talking about GYW that I'm certain he just got sloppy and called the edge/sole a welt.
    The contrast stitch probably does trend younger, but it is also a more casual style in general. And, it gives you more variety than having everything with a dark edge. Everyone has their own opinions and preferences in regards to details like this though!
     

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    Sloppy indeed. Inadvertent/incorrect substitution for edge and whatnot.

    And I’m 36, for whatever that’s worth.
     

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    I am team pinch and in my late 30s. I have never been much of a fan of weltline/full strap loafers, though my RL Marlows are full strap.
     

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    Speaking of contrast edges (35 end of this month), I present daaaaark green shell loafers and caramel shell belt. Rancourt x Rancourt. (The sun is affecting colors) 20190516_072547.jpg 20190516_072612.jpg
     

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    I’m not a big loafer guy but those are sweet.
     

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    Thanks!
     

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