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post #1066 of 5508
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

I believe there was a Rancourt photo posted which showed shell in the process of being dyed green in house. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they are therefore also dying their own dark brown shade. I personally like Alden Cigar, but would be happy to see a proprietary shade from Rancourt. And then let's hope they don't let us start trying to MTO shades of dye for shell... smile.gif
Looks like we have a visual:

I assume these must be yours, calikid.
And the description is "Blake boot in espresso shell cordovan, hand dyed here. Tempest outsole. True beauty"
Indeed.

Those look pretty sweet, although I am not sure if they are mine.  I ordered black stitching on upper but I can't tell for sure...

post #1067 of 5508
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Ya, I did see that video a while back.  Maybe they do some dying at the factory, and also offer natural shells for others to use with their own custom colors?  Would make sense from a production stand point.  Less efficient for them to produce so many different colors.

 

 

Can't stop thinking about those blake boots!  Do you think its too much overlap to have a pair of those blakes and these:

 

 

 

 

^ I almost feel like these are a little more formal, despite the 360 welt.  I feel like these could be worn with wool trousers, while the blakes are more condusive to jeans and corduroy.

 

Other than being dark brown cordovan boots with all eyelets and antique edge trim, there isn't too much similar about them.  But than again, that is already a lot in common.

 

Thoughts?

 

I'll have to see the Blakes creased and in the wild before I can pull the trigger on them.

I think having both boots is the way to go... I have the C&J Harlech boot in Brown shell and now these in the brown shell and they are 2 totally different looks, just like yours would be, but then again I have a very unhealthy addiction to shell so what do i know...

post #1068 of 5508
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Re-lasting update.  My loafers came in.  They look great.  The fit is OK.  Just a little loose, but wearable.  I had a choice between a "D" and a "B" width.  I went with the "D".  A "C" would be just right I think.  Keep an eye out.  They should be easy to spot at the airport.

Will be watching for you at the airport. Glad to hear the loafers fit, even if not optimally.

Still wondering how much difference there is between a "D" and a "B".......
post #1069 of 5508
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Did you have them relasted in your "true size"?  Did they charge you for the relasting? 


No, not TTS (which would be 11.5B).  Again, 11C seems like it would be the optimal size.  No charge for the re-lasting, but I presume that this a one shot deal.

post #1070 of 5508

the "espresso" shell is stunning.  I included the second pick from the Rancourt facebook site.  It is too washed out from the "instagram" patina, but it is another view.  

 

In my mind I see a pair of dress chukkas with tempest sole...

 

 

 

 

post #1071 of 5508

Does the espresso Blake have a 360 welt while the #8 below has a closed heel? or is just the way the picture makes it look?

post #1072 of 5508
^^ I can see where the picture above looks like its a close heel, but the "welt" is actually 360. More accurately I believe it's an "aesthetic" welt, since this is a blake stitch and not a goodyear welted shoe.
post #1073 of 5508

I am interested in some opinions on my blake boot design.  Here is what I'm thinking/debating.

 

Espresso shell

Nickel eyelets (debating blind eyelets)

White stitching on the upper

Antique (brown) edge trim on the sole (debating unfinished edges, like on the #8 posted above)

Tempest Sole

 

Waiting to here back from Tayrn on if there are options for the midsole/welt, as they appear different on the #8 and espresso boots above.

 

I will switch the laces out for the flat Alden boot laces.

 

 

What would you do?  What would you do differently?

 

(I realize that this is all a matter of personal taste, but it helps me formulate my preferences when I hear suggestions from others.)

post #1074 of 5508
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

I am interested in some opinions on my blake boot design.  Here is what I'm thinking/debating.

 

Espresso shell

Nickel eyelets (debating blind eyelets)

White stitching on the upper

Antique (brown) edge trim on the sole (debating unfinished edges, like on the #8 posted above)

Tempest Sole

 

Waiting to here back from Tayrn on if there are options for the midsole/welt, as they appear different on the #8 and espresso boots above.

 

I will switch the laces out for the flat Alden boot laces.

 

 

What would you do?  What would you do differently?

 

(I realize that this is all a matter of personal taste, but it helps me formulate my preferences when I hear suggestions from others.)

sounds like a great make-up.... I am anxious to see if the Espresso shell is the same as the "chocolate brown" shell I am getting, or if it is a different color.  My boots are supposed to arrive on Thursday so hopefully I can get some pics posted...

post #1075 of 5508
^^ Sounds like a great makeup to me.

I think I'd go for the natural edging, as on the #8 boot above. Would look great with dark brown.
post #1076 of 5508

Calikid - yes, please do give a full write up with many pics.  I'm interested in hearing about the fit too.  Did you go TTS?

 

Kashiwa - Thats what I originally thought about the natural edging, but than I was swayed towards the antique/brown

 

People also tend to prefer antique brass with brown shell, but I think Nickel will look better.  Never liked the brass eyelets on the Alden cigar dover, personally.  To me, the brass and brown kind of clash.

 

Thanks for the feedback, still interested to hear what others think.

post #1077 of 5508
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Calikid - yes, please do give a full write up with many pics.  I'm interested in hearing about the fit too.  Did you go TTS?

 

Kashiwa - Thats what I originally thought about the natural edging, but than I was swayed towards the antique/brown

 

People also tend to prefer antique brass with brown shell, but I think Nickel will look better.  Never liked the brass eyelets on the Alden cigar dover, personally.  To me, the brass and brown kind of clash.

 

Thanks for the feedback, still interested to hear what others think.

Hey Bakes,

Yup, true size... same size as my Rancourt Ranger mocs....

Here were my specs.

 

plain toe blake boot chocolate brown shell cordovan fully lined - tan lining / Gusset in Black lining antique brass eyelets #69 black topthread tempest outsole with fuller edge (do not trim closely) Midsole: natural with beige stitch Dark brown braided waxed laces

post #1078 of 5508

Cool.  I guess the Gusset means that the tongue is attached, which I like, because I was worried it might move to one side like people complain about indy boots.  

 

I wonder what a non-plain-toe is? Norwegian Spit, Cap Toe?  

 

I guess my suspicion about the midsole was correct.

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Vibram beefrolls, so shiny!
post #1080 of 5508
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Cool.  I guess the Gusset means that the tongue is attached, which I like, because I was worried it might move to one side like people complain about indy boots.  

I wonder what a non-plain-toe is? Norwegian Spit, Cap Toe?  

I guess my suspicion about the midsole was correct.

Funny you mention this, because I had my cobbler attach the tongue on my Indys for this very reason. I thought it was just me, but I guess it's the design. The speed lacing exacerbates the problem.

Anyway, attached tongue is good.
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