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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

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  1. addiee

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    I have many pair of Rancourts, but can't get my bedford chukkas to fit me right (I've had them strtched twice, but still they don't fit me right (it should be noted that I wear orthotics in my shoes, and it makes it difficult to get shoes to fit right). The chukka mocs fit me like a glove, and any money I can recoup from selling these will go towards more of them. These bedford chukkas are in black fargo (a matte leather), muleskinner (a matte brown leather) and grey mojave suede.
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    Check that, I am a 10.5 in the Leydon and 10 in the Barrie.

    Still think I go 10.5....?
     
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    I don't own that exact pair, but I have some Rancourt Shell. It does not have the same waxy/glossy finish that Alden shell has. The Rancourt is still very nice, just might not be what you are accustom to.
     
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    There's a forum for this.
     
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    Wearing my natural CXL Beefrolls today
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    Well I think I am going pull the trigger. I like the Alden's but they seem more dressy then what I want. What I want is a pair I can dress way down to no socks all the way to slacks and nice button down for dinner.
     
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    I think you'll like the Rancourts then. Much more casual than the Alden LHS, particularly with the beefroll stitching. I have a pair of the shell in #8 and they become slipper-like very quickly as you break them in. The construction quality is excellent, in my opinion. The leather sole on Rancourts wears differently than an Alden sole, though, since the construction is different. I've also found it to be a little slick.You might consider the Tempest sole for more traction while still keeping the leather sole look. No personal experience with this.

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    I sent in a email with a request to do tempest sole... I wonder if it will make it much stiffer. I like the idea of them breaking in to a slipper like feel
     
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    That's an interesting question. I think the feel after break in has a lot to do with the hand sewn, unlined construction. Shell is really a very supple yet tough leather when unlined.
     
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    Well the sole change jumps the price to 560 not to bad but now to decide what I really want as a sole
     
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    Just worried the commando sole would change the sleek look of it
     
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    Well, it's not that sleek to begin with. And the commando sole is pretty low profile. You really don't notice it much.
     
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    On that page the Tempest sole really doesn't look much sleeker than the commando...
     
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    Well I like the commando sole just not sure on a penny loafer. Though you guys might be right
     
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    Depends on the look you want. For the loafer a single leather or RLH sole are both nice. Single leather is classic.
     
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    Ok I am now going to have to sound stupid but what is a rhl sole
     

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