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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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As an aside, I was wondering something this morning as I put these on.

If I understand the history correctly, the Lewiston factory:

Was a contractor for AE
Was purchased by AE
Was spin off as Rancourt

The question is, did AE offer Blake stitched shoes at some point, or did they change this out upon the AE exit?
 

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As an aside, I was wondering something this morning as I put these on.

If I understand the history correctly, the Lewiston factory:

Was a contractor for AE
Was purchased by AE
Was spin off as Rancourt

The question is, did AE offer Blake stitched shoes at some point, or did they change this out upon the AE exit?
I would assume their handsewns during that time, which would have been blake.
 

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Ah, that makes sense
 

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Nice! And interesting reflection in the instep of the right shoe— looks almost fluid.
Thanks!

I didn't even think about that, since it doesn't bother me. There was a bit of wrinkling right there from the factory. They were shinny as all get out this morning thanks to some attention recently, making it even more reflective.
 

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Thanks!

I didn't even think about that, since it doesn't bother me. There was a bit of wrinkling right there from the factory. They were shinny as all get out this morning thanks to some attention recently, making it even more reflective.
I think it contributes to the shell shimmer.
 

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