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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

Michigan Planner

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Gentlemen, I am truly pleased to share with you, something very special... Custom ordered Penny Pinch Loafers and Boat Shoes made out of Horween's Color #4 Shell Cordovan.

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And of course, a comparison of Color #4's... Rancourt (2019), Rancourt (2019), Alden (2012).

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Monday. Rancourt Color #4 Shell Cordovan Penny Pinch Loafers.

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Wednesday. Rancourt Color #4 Shell Cordovan Boat Shoes.

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-Mike
Gentlemen - Those are all some outstanding makeups. I particularly like those loafers loafers @mdubs! I love Rancourt but I've never been able to get a good fit from their loafers. Thankfully, the Ranger Moc works perfectly for me and I just ordered another custom pair - this time in navy shell cordovan with their new "Caliber" sole. They should be here just in time for when the weather really turns for the worse.
 

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Espresso pinch pennies at Hell's Gate, Rotorua, New Zealand















It was a whim stop otherwise I would have worn athletic shoes, but they always clean up amazingly well with simple brushing:



I love these loafers.
 

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Espresso pinch pennies at Hell's Gate, Rotorua, New Zealand















It was a whim stop otherwise I would have worn athletic shoes, but they always clean up amazingly well with simple brushing:



I love these loafers.
Beautiful shoes. I was just eyeing these in Color 8 but the espresso looks real good. They seem to be enjoying the trip.
 

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Beautiful shoes. I was just eyeing these in Color 8 but the espresso looks real good. They seem to be enjoying the trip.
You can't go wrong with either color. I personally prefer Color #8, but I had so much of it already in the closet that a brown loafer made more sense. I'm happy I went with espresso because it left Color 8 for an LHS, which I would never find in brown. Not with my black hole of patience, at least.

After New Zealand, caramel Read boats in Fiji:



























This was our first real vacation since our 2011 Tuscan honeymoon, so it was 100% full-on fun time sans abandon.
 

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Espresso pinch pennies at Hell's Gate, Rotorua, New Zealand















It was a whim stop otherwise I would have worn athletic shoes, but they always clean up amazingly well with simple brushing:



I love these loafers.
Dude, you love those loafers for a darn good reason, they are super awesome. Rancourts Unlined Loafers are completely under appreciated, but that’s okay as it makes them easier to get. Glad that they had a great trip with you!

-Mike
 

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Beautiful shoes. I was just eyeing these in Color 8 but the espresso looks real good. They seem to be enjoying the trip.
Both are great. I actually just started a pair in Brown Shell. I asked them if they could do Brown Shell in lighter shades as they dye it themselves.

Rancourt’s standard Brown Shell Cordovan is stained three separate times, so I asked if I could get a sample of dyed once, twice, and their standard three times. Results are below with an Alden Cigar Boot as a reference (plus I was wearing them that day)...
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L to R. 1, 2, 3 coats of Brown Dye

I decided to go with the middle, twice dyed, felt like it was a nice balance of consistent color with darkness.

Looking forward to getting my next Penny Pinches.

-Mike
 

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You can't go wrong with either color. I personally prefer Color #8, but I had so much of it already in the closet that a brown loafer made more sense. I'm happy I went with espresso because it left Color 8 for an LHS, which I would never find in brown. Not with my black hole of patience, at least.

After New Zealand, caramel Read boats in Fiji:



























This was our first real vacation since our 2011 Tuscan honeymoon, so it was 100% full-on fun time sans abandon.
Dude. Awesome that you got to do a mega vacation and have the time of your life. Such a beautiful environment there.

Your Reed Boat Shoes are just phenomenal and looks like they had a good trip with you!

-Mike
 

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Rancourt sent me these beautiful boots to try on for sizing. I had to take some stock photos while I had them. Was super tempted to keep but I already have an Alden and Viberg Perf Tip Cap Toe Boot, so I had to send them back after I gently tried them on.

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-Mike
 

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Thanks my man, appreciate the good press and we had a hell of a time!

Those boots are really sharp and I'd have a hard time sending them back as well. It's beyond cool that they are letting you choose the hue of brown - That's insane. I'd choose the double dye as well, but the single dip could be cool on the right casual footwear and it would be very interesting to see how it ages.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!
 

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Seriously flirting with pushing the button on a pair of Rancourt's "dress shoes" (balmoral or derby). Anybody here have any input? I tried them on when I visited Maine, thought they were comfortable and clean but I am curious of long term impressions or pictures of different make-ups and colors.

Thanks!
 

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Seriously flirting with pushing the button on a pair of Rancourt's "dress shoes" (balmoral or derby). Anybody here have any input? I tried them on when I visited Maine, thought they were comfortable and clean but I am curious of long term impressions or pictures of different make-ups and colors.

Thanks!
I've got the plain toe derbies (Sanfords) in caramel shell. I would have multiple Bartletts as well if Allen Edmonds' Strand didn't edge them out in fit!
 

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Seriously flirting with pushing the button on a pair of Rancourt's "dress shoes" (balmoral or derby). Anybody here have any input? I tried them on when I visited Maine, thought they were comfortable and clean but I am curious of long term impressions or pictures of different make-ups and colors.

Thanks!
I had a pair of wingtips and two pair of the pebble grain Greenwood shoes and found them all to be well-built and comfortable. I was not a fan of the soft soles of the Greenwoods and had one pair resoled. I probably would’ve had the other resoled as well but better-fitting pairs eased them out of my lineup. I enjoyed wearing all three pairs but all were wider in the heels than I liked, and I eventually decided the 115 last is not for me.

Edit: My eventual decision to give up the 115 aside, I think Rancourt makes excellent footwear and I frequently wear their loafers, mocs of various sorts, and boots.

Greenwoods:
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