Rancourt Penny Loafer: An Addendum

A few days ago, I wrote about my new penny loafers from Rancourt. Outstanding though they are,  I neglected to mention a wonderful surprise that was included with the shoes.

Upon opening the box, I noticed an unusual shape nestled at the end of the box: a set of four leather coasters stamped with the Rancourt logo.

rancourt coasters

Coasters, I wondered. That seemed an odd little extra from a shoe company. But the paper ribbon binding the coasters quickly unveiled the rationale:

At Rancourt & Co. only the absolute best parts of a hide are cut for a pair of shoes. These coasters have been cut from parts of the hide that do not meet our standards and normally be waste.

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