Who makes Ralph Lauren Sanderson, Singleton and Slaton shoe lines?

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  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    i'd like to know as well
     


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    Some great looking shoes. I can't place the maker off of the pics. I imagine that it would be Alden. Has anyone seen them in person? The sales guy at the mansion told me that they do not have them in yet.
     


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    I look forward to seeing these as seconds
     


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    The new RL shoes are made by Allen Edmonds in Wisconsin. They are on the 222 last.
    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!111
     


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    Isn't this better positioned at AAAC? [​IMG]
     


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    Well I, for one, am pleased with the news. Splendid. Long Live Allen Edmonds. [​IMG]
     


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    Has anyone seen these in person?

    http://www.ralphlauren.com/family/in..._men_cs2_shoes

    They're made in the US with hand stitched soles. Just curious who makes them.

    TIA



    Pardon me for asking. Why do you want to know who makes these shoes?
     


  10. jerrybrowne

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    Pardon me for asking. Why do you want to know who makes these shoes?

    Seriously? They are made in the US, appear to be high quality, and don't look like standard models made by the usual suspects.
     


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    If these are made by Allen Edmonds, does anyone know if they would be recraftable?

    If so, I would love to pick up the sanderson
     


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    Handled some of these recently. They were less impressive in person than on the website, to be honest. To say the least, the finishing is not what you'd expect on a $500, non-shell shoe. I fully support the made in America move, but these are at least $100 too expensive at retail relative to what's on the market.

    I can't say myself who makes them, but they're definitely not Alden judging by the construction, while AE seems consistent. They're generally finished at a slightly higher standard than regular old AE, with the lasts/upper treatment being the most noteworthy improvements.
     


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    The Ralph Lauren website provides the following information regarding the American made boat shoes. Perhaps they produce more than just boat shoes at the RL shoe factory in Maine.

    link: http://style.ralphlauren.com/askralp...n=6&category=5

    What is a boat shoe and what makes Ralph Lauren's so special?

    Characterized by scored rubber soles and stitched leather uppers, the classic boat shoe was introduced in the "˜30s "” first as a boating necessity and finally as a lasting, iconic American shoe. Today, Ralph Lauren continues the tradition at our historic shoe factory in Brewer, Maine. Ralph Lauren restored the original factory to its former glory as a leader in crafting quality footwear. After rehiring the factory's former shoe artisans, the factory became the source for all of Ralph Lauren's classic boat shoes. It's only fitting that iconic American footwear is produced in the USA; with a team of expert craftsman and time-honored techniques, our Maine factory proves that we can produce the highest quality products right in our own backyard.​
     


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    Here's an article that explains the company that likely makes at least some of the RL American-made shoes. In the early 1990's, Michael Rancourt sold his shoe company to Allen Edmonds, his biggest client for hand-sewn loafers. Apparently, this Maine shoe factory was where AE hand sewn shoes were made and continue to be made. AE decided to get out of the business of making shoes for other companies and decided to layoff people in Maine and Rancourt bought back his shoe company (it's now called Rancourt & Co.). Rancourt makes shoes for Ralph Lauren, high end retailers in Japan and a retail group in South Africa with retail prices from $200 to $500.

    This still doesn't confirm whether Rancourt makes the Sanderson, Singleton and Slaton shoes, but at least it provides some interesting background.

    http://www.sunjournal.com/node/791254
     


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