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post #2341 of 5327
I received my bulldog boats and while they look sharp and exact sixe my CXL boat shoe from them is but these are way smaller I hope they can help me out
post #2342 of 5327
Odd.

A couple of questions, probably stuff you've already done. Have you checked to make sure the new shoes are marked as the right size and measured them to see if they are about the same? The bulldog I have has stretched a little, but not like CXL, so if they are way too tight now then you probably can't rely on them stretching to fit.
post #2343 of 5327
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Strong Work!  Great style.  Can you give more detail on your customizations?  What was the color of the RLH soles?  Honey?  I've never heard of pinking before, but I assume this means refers to the lighter colored piping between the upper and the RLH soles.  Would love to know more about the details.  This is why I like reading this thread, because you get to see individual self expression in a factory finished product (that is made in the USA).  

 

Yes, a honey RLH sole. Pinking is the serrated edges along the tongue and around the collar. The lighter color between the upper and the sole is a welt they sew to the upper to attach the sole to. 

post #2344 of 5327
I'm partial to pinking myself. The welt and RLH sole give them a nice, solid casual look.
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I'm new to the forum and new to Rancourt, but my first pair is supposed to be shipped Friday. I had been thinking my next pair would be an Espresso shell Ranger-moc. So you've given me some information I can use. Very nice looking.
 

post #2346 of 5327

 Lots of nice shoes here.  I have a Rancourt boat shoe (JL Powell) with that soft rubber/latex sole and is wonderfully comfortable.

 

General question; would anyone say that they have a preference of Rancourt over Quoddy or visa versa?

 

Bob
 

post #2347 of 5327
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Originally Posted by finster View Post

I'm new to the forum and new to Rancourt, but my first pair is supposed to be shipped Friday. I had been thinking my next pair would be an Espresso shell Ranger-moc. So you've given me some information I can use. Very nice looking.

 

I highly recommend espresso shell ranger mocs. What is your first pair that is getting ready to ship?
post #2348 of 5327
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Originally Posted by robert m View Post

 Lots of nice shoes here.  I have a Rancourt boat shoe (JL Powell) with that soft rubber/latex sole and is wonderfully comfortable.

 

General question; would anyone say that they have a preference of Rancourt over Quoddy or visa versa?

 

Bob
 

 

I prefer the designs/patterns of Rancourt, which is why I've never bought any Quoddys.  To me, Rancourt's designs are more plain/classic, which appeals to my taste.

 

However, Rancourt also has some designs that do not appeal to me.

 

Sorry that I can not comment on how they compare in terms of quality.

post #2349 of 5327
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Originally Posted by robert m View Post

 

General question; would anyone say that they have a preference of Rancourt over Quoddy or visa versa?

Bob

I have both, and honestly I think it just comes down to which look you prefer. Quality and comfort seem very between the two, to me at least.
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My first pair of Rancourt shoes will be the Color-8 Shell Ranger-moc. When I ordered them I didn't know all the available options, so they will be like the ones shown on Rancourt's site; a very nice pair of shoes.

I've had cordovan shoes for years but none with the contrasting stitching. Any suggestions on polishing without staining the white stitching? I've thought about using neutral cream polish, but I'm afraid of still picking up the 'red' color. The contrasting stitching is very important to the appearance of the shoe.

post #2351 of 5327
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My first pair of Rancourt shoes will be the Color-8 Shell Ranger-moc. When I ordered them I didn't know all the available options, so they will be like the ones shown on Rancourt's site; a very nice pair of shoes.
I've had cordovan shoes for years but none with the contrasting stitching. Any suggestions on polishing without staining the white stitching? I've thought about using neutral cream polish, but I'm afraid of still picking up the 'red' color. The contrasting stitching is very important to the appearance of the shoe.

Congrats. I think those ranger mocs are great just as seen on the site. I consider getting them from time to time. Please post photos when you get them.

In re polishing, I just use Venetian shoe cream on my #8 shell beefrolls from Rancourt and the stitching seems to be keeping its color. I think it is waxed so it is petty sturdy.
post #2352 of 5327
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Originally Posted by finster View Post

My first pair of Rancourt shoes will be the Color-8 Shell Ranger-moc. When I ordered them I didn't know all the available options, so they will be like the ones shown on Rancourt's site; a very nice pair of shoes.
I've had cordovan shoes for years but none with the contrasting stitching. Any suggestions on polishing without staining the white stitching? I've thought about using neutral cream polish, but I'm afraid of still picking up the 'red' color. The contrasting stitching is very important to the appearance of the shoe.

I'd say that trying to keep the hand-stitching white is going to be futile and contrary to the nature of these kinds of shoes. Mine haven't turned red or brown, but they have turned a grey-ish tan. It's part of the patina, and is part of how much character they have. Now, shell makes them an expensive pair of shoes, to be sure, but remember that ranger-mocs aren't meant to be dress shoes that hide in dust bags and are worn a couple times a year. They're meant to be worn in the real world, exposed to nature, especially with shell cordovan. It's sort of like trying to keep an expensive pair of sneakers bleach white.

But if you're really worried, remember that down the road Rancourt can re-stitch the moc-toes for you during a recraft anyway if you want.
post #2353 of 5327
^That's all exactly right.
post #2354 of 5327

Came across these old pics of 'Mothball's Snuff ranger mocs.

 

 

 

Wouldn't these be cool, unlined, with either RLH or Aspen?

 

Anyone have the Aspen?  Is it pretty cushiony under your feet? or not as much as the thicker more conventional RLH with the weird texture on the bottom?

 

Mothball, if you are watching, which type of suede is that?  Repello?

Is that their finest suede? or is Calico?

 

If I got a pair maybe I would change the laces and thread color, but not sure to what?

 

I wonder how they would look with blind eyelets?

post #2355 of 5327
Hey, Bakes:) They're repello and *really* soft. I recently got a pair of khaki calico ranger mocs in, and I was amazed at how much rougher they were than the snuff. (Not in a bad way, it's just obviously a harder-wearing material). But I can't say enough good things about the suede on the pair in that photo.

I'll be posting the khaki pair when I get them back from Rancourt--there was an error in the stitching, which of course they're promptly addressing.

Disclaimer: I'm about ten minutes into an Ambien, and there's every possibility that I'll wake tomorrow and my entire reply is in Spanish. In which case, vaya con Dios.
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