This view of collecting has melted over in my love for boots and other footwear. I tend to gravitate towards things that are slightly different, or brands that allow the consumer to feel connected to the owner and team creating the products. Rancourt and Co is one such brand.
We've been long-time admirers of Leffot in NYC. Steven Taffel's highly curated collection of footwear is second to none. It's a wonderful experience shopping there and an honor to have our footwear included in his collection. Our latest collaboration sees us making the Baxter Boot in Shell Cordovan for the first time.
Some places speak to you. The landscape and the light feel just right, and when you wake up you’re in a good mood. They may photograph well, but they’re even better in person. If you’re getting greedy then you might ask for good fly fishing and a place to drink afterward. That’s Ketchum, ID, all the way up the Sawtooth Valley to Stanley and south to Picabo.
Demand for our hand-sewn products is at an all-time high and we are actively recruiting and training new hand-sewers to join our shoemaking team in Lewiston, Maine. Training these skilled craftspeople takes years, but we are beginning that process with three newsewers-in-training...
Steel cutting dies have been ubiquitous in shoe factories for nearly a century. Roughly half of our footwear is still cut using steel dies. Many of them are decades old and represent some of our most traditional moccasin patterns.