Yup, I nosed around and TSM has some versions of the Alden moc toe blucher that look pretty good. Really just my 2 cents about that particular shoe in that particular photo.
Agree that Rancourt shell is a bit different, but I think halfnhalfnhalf is likely well versed in the variations of shell.
There's no doubt that what he's proposing from Rancourt will be its own thing for several reasons. Remains an interesting idea in my mind.