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Oak Street Bootmakers

Designed in Chicago, handmade in Maine. Started by the son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers are giving those other Maine-made shoe manufacturers a run for their money. I’m especially digging the Peanut Suede Vibram Sole Trail Oxford for a late summer/early fall shoe.


Genuine Horween® Peanut suede. Hand-stitched moccasin construction. Vibram sole. Form-fitting inner. Waxed stitching. Rawhide laces. Handcrafted in the USA. What more do you need to know?

Spotted by Anthony

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Rancourt & Co: 4 Eye Ranger Moc- Green Shell Cordovan

The thing I love about Rancourt & Co. is that they always use their traditions as handsewn shoe makers and apply it to modern trends.  On their site they have a spotlight which focuses on a unique shoe that goes beyond the conventions of a “classic” and utilize attention to detailing to elevate their product.  Take a look at Rancourt’s spotlight shoe.  4-eyelet Ranger-moc, unlined Horween Green Shell Cordovan. Reltex Lactae Hevea outsole in honey color, full leather midsole. Antique brass eyelets and gold/brown nylon taslan laces.  A banger of shoe.

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Rancourt & Co. X Jack Spade Event

Jack Spade Boston recently hosted an in-store event with keynote guest Kyle Rancourt from Rancourt & Co.. The Maine based hand sewn shoe company has been stepping up their game and enjoying some major success as being one of the major league hitters in the hand crafted shoe business. They’ve been teaming up with reputable companies and making a name for themselves as artisans. B S P O K E D was lucky to chat with Kyle and order a pair of custom shoes. A major shout out to Shawna and her team at Jack for making it so easy. Killer event ya’ll! Check out photos from the event and the swatches for the custom B S P O K E D shoes. (follow up post to come when shoes arrive)

Swatches

Kyle shmoozing

Customizing my Rancourts!

Our lovely and gracious host Shawna!

Our lovely and gracious host Shawna lookin’ fresh to death in her blazer w/ pocket sq!

Kyle and Philip

The options

Creepin’

Again, a MAJOR thank you to Shawna and the Jack Spade team, for hosting us and sending the pics!

Great job guys!

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