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Where was the Cole Haan factory?Older models from the 90s are most likely made by Rancourt, in particular the ones that have "Made in Maine". Blake stitched but decent quality, uppers are hit and miss, and I've seen some models with corrected grain.
The older, goodyear welted, Cole Haan from the 60s and 70s, under the "Imperial Grade" imprint, these were in fact made in the old Cole Haan factory.
I also read that Hanover made shoes for them at some point but not sure when or what models.
Also in Maine I believe, but not sure actually..Where was the Cole Haan factory?
I posted on this a few weeks ago, but originally, the brand was from Chicago, and these pairs are very rare. I don't know when they moved to Maine. Probably when E.E. Taylor bought them sometime in the 1960s or early 1970s. The pair above is from the Taylor owned period. By the late 70s Taylor had folded and Cole Haan was divested. Nike purchased them in the 1980s and sold them in 2012.Also in Maine I believe, but not sure actually..
Maybe they were already commissioning other factories to make their shoes early on.
Here's an Imperial Grade shell cordovan model, goodyear welted (does not look like a Hanover):
Condition is Pre-owned but in overall excellent shape given the age. These are incredibly well constructed. These are rare find as Cole haan simply doesn’t make anything like this anymore!www.ebay.com