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Awesome.  Strong work.  I'm going to consider that combo for myself in a loafer.  If you have more pics, please post.  detail of sole and CXL color would be nice to see.  

 

On a related note, I definitely think the Rancourt site is picture deficient.  

 

 

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Originally Posted by hhkb View Post

Dark olive CXL with black lactea hevea soles. They look dark brown in everything but direct sunlight where they are noticeably olive.

 

700

 

700

 

I really like the soles. They're very comfortable and have good traction.

post #1307 of 5319
^+1 This is a great color combination. I really like the dark soles with the dark green CXL. Those will be extremely wearable.
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Those are great! Its hard to picture the leather without seeing it on a shoe first, but now I think I might have to consider the olive on my next shoe.
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Fiddling with my camera's processing options and took a photo my Rancourt chukka mocs, exactly as shown on the Website:

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Also, thought it would be interesting to collect some information on Rancourt's lasts.

This is from the Rancourt site FAQ:

"We use three different lasts. Our handsewn lasts are the 114 for loafers and other slip-on shoes and the 800 for tie shoes and boots, these lasts come in widths B, D, E, EE. Our Blake stitch last is called the John last and comes in D width only.

There also seems to be a 555 loafer last, with is described as a bit shorter and narrower than the 800. Not sure how the 555 relates to the 114 they mention on the site. This is where it would be nice for some input from someone knowledgeable at Rancourt.

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post #1311 of 5319

Found a better pic of that Olive color on their Facebook page.  These boots look sweet, Can't wait for mine to get here.

 

Could be another pair in #8 Shell in my future as well.

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So the "Color 8" is kind of a burgundy-ish color?

 

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but why do they call it "color 8"?

 

I love how those boots look!

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So the "Color 8" is kind of a burgundy-ish color?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but why do they call it "color 8"?

I love how those boots look!

Not sure who originally coined the name "Color #8" to refer to what is, as you say, a burgundyish color. Could have been Horween, I'd think. But it is what many would call the classic cordovan color. It can show differently from different shoe makers, since they often finish a leather differently as part of their production process. For example, I think Rancourt's #8 shell is definitely a different look and feel from Alden's.

I wonder if it wasn't an internal designation (there's a relatively seldom seen Horween color #4, as well, for example) that's been carried over to the retail level. Most colors of shell end up having some more poetic name applied to them, such as Espresso and Caramel (Rancourt), Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar (Alden), or Cognac and Saddle (Carmina). I'd imagine that naming is all up to the company making the shoe and likely trademarked, in the case of Alden, since you don't see anyone using the same terms. All may be slight variations on the basic colorways, again because of the factory finishing.

I'm sure there's a much more complete answer out there somewhere. Maybe on Horween's website or blog.
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Not sure who originally coined the name "Color #8" to refer to what is, as you say, a burgundyish color. Could have been Horween, I'd think. But it is what many would call the classic cordovan color. It can show differently from different shoe makers, since they often finish a leather differently as part of their production process. For example, I think Rancourt's #8 shell is definitely a different look and feel from Alden's.
I wonder if it wasn't an internal designation (there's a relatively seldom seen Horween color #4, as well, for example) that's been carried over to the retail level. Most colors of shell end up having some more poetic name applied to them, such as Espresso and Caramel (Rancourt), Whiskey, Ravello, and Cigar (Alden), or Cognac and Saddle (Carmina). I'd imagine that naming is all up to the company making the shoe and likely trademarked, in the case of Alden, since you don't see anyone using the same terms. All may be slight variations on the basic colorways, again because of the factory finishing.
I'm sure there's a much more complete answer out there somewhere. Maybe on Horween's website or blog.

 

 

That makes sense. I think the Color 8 could look fantastic on a Rancourt Camp-Moc.

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That makes sense. I think the Color 8 could look fantastic on a Rancourt Camp-Moc.

Yes, absolutely.

And a nice thing about color #8 shell, if that's what you are considering (Rancourt offers it in CXL as well), is the way that it ages. Wear and exposure to light create variations so that the burgundy color shades to red and deep brown. It ends up looking really great, IMO. I'll go take a new photo of my color #8 Beefrolls to post here. I think they show it.
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Yes, absolutely.
And a nice thing about color #8 shell, if that's what you are considering (Rancourt offers it in CXL as well), is the way that it ages. Wear and exposure to light create variations so that the burgundy color shades to red and deep brown. It ends up looking really great, IMO. I'll go take a new photo of my color #8 Beefrolls to post here. I think they show it.

 

 

Would love to see a pic!

post #1317 of 5319
Here you go. Hopefully this captures the color. Probably going to put them away for the winter because of the leather soles.

post #1318 of 5319
My #8 are definitely more dark burgundy/dark brown than those.
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My #8 are definitely more dark burgundy/dark brown than those.

 

Are yours chromexcel?

post #1320 of 5319
yes - are Frank's cordovan?
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