As some of you may know we are now in our third season with the Rancourt & Co. brand being featured at Brooks Brothers. We started off very slowly - two unique patterns, one in two colorways, for a total of three unique styles. You can see them here http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatSectionView.process?IWAction=Load&Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=525 (hint: "American Blucher" and "Vintage Venetian). I especially love the story behind the vintage venetian - we found a hand-sewn venetian moccasin from the 60's in my grandfather's collection - it was most likely made in one of the many home/garage workshops that dotted our state at the time. It was beautiful because it was so simple, they even hand-stamped the size on the outside of the plug. So as an homage to these craftspeople making moccasins at home, we replicated the shoe. They are made in unlined Horween Brown Chromexcel and have a single leather sole. They are as comfortable as slippers but the hard leather sole allows them to be worn outdoors. Great for sockless summer wear. These shoes will mold to your feet.
For Fall 2011 we will be expanding with two more styles in three colors each, for a total of six new styles - you'll have to wait to see what we came up with, I don't think they would appreciate me unveiling their Fall collection before they do.
We are honored to be working with a classic and iconic brand like Brooks Brothers and we hope to continue for many years.
As a side note, I will be posting every monday (when possible), from now on. So please check back on mondays.