I spoke to Katie about them.
I think there are three details about them, which set them apart from most of their boat shoes.
1. Parisian Blue CXL vs Navy CXL and Navy Bulldog, which they usually use.
2. White thread vs natural thread which the Rancourts prefer over white.
3. The eyelets are nickel plated brass and shiny so vs dull which they use for most of their boat shoes.
Have a look at the following offering of Ball and Buck. It is very much in line with how Rancourt normally produces boat shoes.
Navy CXL, natural thread, dull nickel eyelets. To me it is a good looking shoe, but it is a bit boring, something is missing.
I'll probably go for Navy CXL paired with white thread and shiny eyelets, but am really curious what Portland Dry Goods has to say regarding the look of Parisian Blue CXL under natural light.