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post #2056 of 4988
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

kind of stuck

i had the 8.5 epaulet natty chromexcel pennys but sold them cuz after a few months they stretched to be too large. im a TTS 9 and 8.5 barrie and most dress shoes

do i go 8 to account for sockless summer stretching? or is epaulet's shoe diff then direct from rancourt???

You could try having a pair made in B width. It isn't nearly as narrow as it sounds. Maybe see if Rancourt has shoes in their try on program ("Made to Fit") in 8.5B and 8D.
post #2057 of 4988
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Just wanted to stop by and tell everyone I really love my snuff suede Ranger Mocs.
I have had them for almost a year now and used as my beater pair they have been exposed to a lot of abuse.
Playing football with a muddy ball, soaked from salty snow slush as well as people in clubs stepping on my feet, spilling their drinks or dropping their cigarets on them.
The Mocs have held up great.
Whenever they are really dirty I just brush them under running water, gently dab away some of the moisture with a towel, stuff them with some newspaper and let them air dry for a day or two.
They came out from that treatmeant looking fantastic every single time.
I feel there is no need to care for them other than putting shoe trees in them whenever you put them off.
Highly recommended!

Very nice. Suede can be tough if you let it be. Post some photos if you can.
Edited by FrankCowperwood - 3/30/13 at 6:45am
post #2058 of 4988
Finally a nice day...

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I do consider buying a pair of boat shoes from Rancourt at the moment.
As I already own a pair of navy Docksides(which I won't be buying again), I am looking for a pair in a shade of brown.
My two favorites at the moment are Horween #8 Chromexcel and Horween Brown Chromexcel with an edge to #8 as it looks richer in color from the pictures of Rancourt.
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-color-8-chromexcel.html
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/ready-made/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-carolina-brown-chromexcel.html

Does anybody of you own a pair made of either leather and would be willing to share a picture taken in natural sunlight?
post #2060 of 4988
#8 CXL has more red to it where the Brown CXL is a true brown. Rancourt will send you a sample of each color for you to see yourself. If you are looking for a brown boat shoe than I would go with the brown CXL
post #2061 of 4988
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Finally a nice day...


There's the baseball stitch, just in time for opening day.
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

I do consider buying a pair of boat shoes from Rancourt at the moment.
As I already own a pair of navy Docksides(which I won't be buying again), I am looking for a pair in a shade of brown.
My two favorites at the moment are Horween #8 Chromexcel and Horween Brown Chromexcel with an edge to #8 as it looks richer in color from the pictures of Rancourt.
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-color-8-chromexcel.html
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/ready-made/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-carolina-brown-chromexcel.html

Does anybody of you own a pair made of either leather and would be willing to share a picture taken in natural sunlight?

Posted a photo of Brown CXL just above: http://www.styleforum.net/t/197413/rancourt-co-shoes-made-in-maine/2040#post_6245775.

I like the color. #8 is going to be nice too. Obviously should have a little more red in it.
post #2062 of 4988
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

I do consider buying a pair of boat shoes from Rancourt at the moment.
As I already own a pair of navy Docksides(which I won't be buying again), I am looking for a pair in a shade of brown.
My two favorites at the moment are Horween #8 Chromexcel and Horween Brown Chromexcel with an edge to #8 as it looks richer in color from the pictures of Rancourt.
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-color-8-chromexcel.html
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/ready-made/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-carolina-brown-chromexcel.html

Does anybody of you own a pair made of either leather and would be willing to share a picture taken in natural sunlight?

I'd go for brown rather than #8 for boat shoes. I have a pair of penny loafers in brown chromexcel and it's a great color, and for some reason I feel like brown is more appropriate than burgundy for boat shoes.
post #2063 of 4988
Gentlemen, thank you a lot for your replies!

Once again my poor English lead to a misunderstanding.
When I said I was looking for a brown boat shoe, I was aware and very much liked #8 Chromexcel was more redish brown/burgundy than brown Chromexcel, I am not set on a "neutral" brown.
Therefore let me simplify my question: Which color would you prefer in a boat shoe #8 or brown CXL?

Further, when flipping through the pages of the thread, I found the following post.
If I recall correctly Bakes was the one who considered buying a pair of boat shoes for his dad's birthday but was not sure Rancourt was worth the price they asked for.
Am very glad some others and I were able to convince him.
From how the shoes look one can clearly see the owner wears them a lot and very unpretentious so, which I think is a great thing for a boat shoe.
Also, are those brown CXL? The definitely look great!
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Originally Posted by Bakes11771 View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Spruced up my Dad's boat shoes this afternoon.  I used an old tooth brush and mild dish soap solution on the edges of the soles (would have used simple green if we had any), Venetian shoe cream, and a horse hair brush.

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Left shoe after, compared to right shoe before.
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^I retied laces after taking this pic so the bows are now horizontal instead of verticle



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I am pretty impressed by how well they turned out.  I don't own any CXL shoes personally, but now have a new-found respect for the leather.

I gave these to him back in August and they immediately became his go-to shoe, displacing his Gucci loafers that I seldom see him wear anymore.  I think he likes these because they are more comfortable, even though there is not a whole lot to them.  He has a bad lower back, and says that they provide him relief.  Saw some old pairs of his Sperry boat shoes in his closet, which now look like cardboard shit after getting used to seeing his Rancourts.

I told him the other day that I would do this for him because he asked me if the abrasion marks on the front of them could be fixed (Walking in wet grass).

I put them back in his closet without saying anything and will see if he notices a difference when he gets home.
post #2064 of 4988
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Gentlemen, thank you a lot for your replies!

Once again my poor English lead to a misunderstanding.
When I said I was looking for a brown boat shoe, I was aware and very much liked #8 Chromexcel was more redish brown/burgundy than brown Chromexcel, I am not set on a "neutral" brown.
Therefore let me simplify my question: Which color would you prefer in a boat shoe #8 or brown CXL?

Further, when flipping through the pages of the thread, I found the following post.
If I recall correctly Bakes was the one who considered buying a pair of boat shoes for his dad's birthday but was not sure Rancourt was worth the price they asked for.
Am very glad some others and I were able to convince him.
From how the shoes look one can clearly see the owner wears them a lot and very unpretentious so, which I think is a great thing for a boat shoe.
Also, are those brown CXL? The definitely look great!

I have the #8 cxl boat and love them 

post #2065 of 4988
Brown boat shoe seems like the classic. But I don't see how #8 could be bad. I've never seen #8 on person though.
post #2066 of 4988
MH, did you ever receive your espresso loafers?
post #2067 of 4988
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

MH, did you ever receive your espresso loafers?

Supposed to ship Monday
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Brown boat shoe seems like the classic. But I don't see how #8 could be bad. I've never seen #8 on person though.

I will try and get you in a few days
post #2068 of 4988
Wow. What caused such a long delay? Seemed like we ordered roughly at the same time
post #2069 of 4988
My only advice when it comes to Brown and Color #8 is that at the beginning they look very similar. I have brown Rangers and #8 boat shoes. I wish I had bought one of them in Natural (not sure which!) just so to have a bit more differentiation between them. Most people think they're both boat shoes anyway. Both look amazing, I couldn't tell you which color looks better. I can only say is that the brown rangers have really gotten gorgeous.

The #8's are not as well broken in yet, so I haven't gotten much of a pationa out of them yet. What I've been waiting to see is how #8 CXL ages with exposure to light. We all know how #8 shell ages, and how Natty CXL does it. But how does #8 CXL go? Does it get the amazing yellow/orange highlights? I bought that pair banking that they would.

That all said, I think when the ranger mocs are ready for a resole in a few years (the soles are holding up amazing) I will strongly consider putting a red sole on them.
post #2070 of 4988
So I just want to confirm some sizing advice that has been given here about Rancourt shoes, especially the penny loafers. I got a pair of the beefroll pennys they did for Club Monaco back around Christmas, and went TTS because of my recent negative experience with 'size down' advice (hence why I now own a pair of too-small C&J boots). I've only recently started wearing them recently now that the weather is nice, and I can definitely say I should have followed the size-down advice given for these shoes. I'm normally a 10.5D, I go down to a 10 for Clark's and some other boots and up to 11 for Nike and New Balance. I got a 10.5D in the beefrolls and they are already just a wee bit too long (my heel lifts slightly when I walk) and will definitely be too big once they stretch. They're still wearable for now, but let my bad choice serve as a reminder to all.

Still awesome shoes though, I might buy some ranger movs next to replace a pair of rapidly deteriorating desert boots.
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