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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. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    This is a very good point.

    I sent an email inquiry through the website earlier today and, mirabile visu, actually got a reply. I intentionally didn't ask about this fee, but did ask for a price on a makeup I'm thinking about (unlined caramel shell ring boot with aesthetic welt and red sipped sole) and got a price back of $535. Nothing to compare that too, of course, but the base Rancourt shell loafer is $510 and basic chukka boot (more an equivalent in terms of leather used, I'd think), is $550. Doesn't seem like there can be too much of a fee built into $535, even with the lower cost rubber sole. I wonder if they aren't mentioning yet.

    Guess I could just ask.

    Now to decide whether to proceed with this... :)
     
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  2. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Does Quoddy offer shell cordovan as an option? I did not see it on their website
     
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    I got quoted at $335 for the 5-eye boot that I'm working out the details for. I had assumed the price was because of different leather/sole, but yeah, that works out to a $50 increase.

    On another note, does anyone on here have shoes from both Oak Street Bootmakers and Rancourt? Did you go with the same size for both, or do Rancourt's run a little smaller?
     
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    Just to provide another data point, I was quoted a price for custom camp mocs that was $50 more than the normal price, without changing the type of sole or anything. So it seems to me like they are indeed charging at least another $50 for deviations from their standard offerings (not including extra costs due to more expensive pieces or processes). I am still going to go ahead and buy them, because that's not much different from the price of Quoddys, I already know my size in Rancourts, and they've been very helpful and patient in answering all of my questions.
     
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    And you should buy them if that's what you want and you have the money. The shoes are worth whatever you're willing to pay for them.
     
  6. Michael Haines

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    I ordered a custom shell is a different color then web site no additional charge today
     
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    what color did you order and what shoe?
     
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    Those should be nice... please share pics when they arrive
     
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    Rancourt to me runs a tad smaller. I go to TTS and size 1/2 down for OSB
     
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    Thanks, that's the impression I got but I wanted to make sure!
     
  12. rydenfan

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    No Quoddy does not have shell offerings. I did a more casual boot with a combination of green leather and waxed canvas shafts.

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  13. Teger

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    quoddy does do shell.
     
  14. rydenfan

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    Since when? They didn't a month ago when I worked with their head of customer service on a custom makeup
     
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    there's a ton of pictures from trade shows where they bring their shell stock. dunno if they're still producing, but for awhile they definitely offered their range in shell.
     
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    Raphaelargus on page 107 did a comparison of Rancourt, OSB, and Quoddy's moc shoe sizing. From his comparison, Rancourt and OSB's length is pretty much the same, with Rancourt being a teeny bit longer. But the biggest difference is the width. Rancourt's is more tight compared to OSB's moc in the toe box to vamp.

    I have OSB trail oxford in size 7D and rancourt in size 7D (left shoe). I agree with what he said about the width. I found OSB to be roomy in width but rancourt's shoe was more tight all around. I didn't really notice much about the length though because of the width difference. It might be that D width from OSB would be roughly like a E width from Rancourts.
     
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  17. rydenfan

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    I bet they will look great! What are the rest of the details: stitching, sole, etc. I almost went espresso beefroll but went with the ranger moc instead. They may even be shipping tomorrow...
     
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    I am an 8D in the Camp Boot from OSB and an 8D in the Beefroll loafer from Rancourt
     
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    How comfy is that camp boot for doing lots of walking?
     
  20. rydenfan

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    Very! I love it and find it to be one of my most comfortable pair of shoes. I dont do a lot of hiking or anything like that but for a day in the office or walking around a city or something I am very happy with it. I have the navy camp boot and love the color as well.
     

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