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post #2851 of 5046

If Repello wouldn't work, check out Orion suede. It a tiny bit less fine but it still has a short nap and soft feel. It holds up a bit more too but it's still very nice unlined.
 

post #2852 of 5046
Ah, of course, repello is a split suede. So it doesn't have that top grain, it would feel like flesh side on both sides. So, yeah, I would trust them if they say it needs a lining. Calico is full grain suede, and is amazing unlined. But they don't have it in a snuff or brown color (odd!). If you want the brown color, go lined and be happy. My personal opinion is that shoes are better when unlined, hence why I buy so much CXL and unlined shell. So I'd go for a lighter color in calico. smile.gif But I already have a pair of those Steven Alan peanut suedes, so I'm all set.
post #2853 of 5046
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Originally Posted by coolron View Post

If Repello wouldn't work, check out Orion suede. It a tiny bit less fine but it still has a short nap and soft feel. It holds up a bit more too but it's still very nice unlined.
 

 

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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Ah, of course, repello is a split suede. So it doesn't have that top grain, it would feel like flesh side on both sides. So, yeah, I would trust them if they say it needs a lining. Calico is full grain suede, and is amazing unlined. But they don't have it in a snuff or brown color (odd!). If you want the brown color, go lined and be happy. My personal opinion is that shoes are better when unlined, hence why I buy so much CXL and unlined shell. So I'd go for a lighter color in calico. smile.gif But I already have a pair of those Steven Alan peanut suedes, so I'm all set.

Ya, I think I'm settled on the Snuff for this make-up, so unless they make the Orion in snuff?

 

In other news, I might be ordering the Women's midboot for my GF in Brown CXL with Boat sole and white stitching.  Not sure if that is exciting to anyone.  She thinks it would be nice with jeans and sweaters this fall.

post #2854 of 5046
I tried doing to custom order with the coupon on the Rancourt website but it keeps failing, showing "Server Error". Anyone else have this problem?
post #2855 of 5046

You'll have to go with Repello for snuff, Orion's only in Navy and Walnut, which is more of a chocolate color.
 

post #2856 of 5046

I managed to place my custom order using the coupon code a couple of days ago - Friday Aug 23, 10pm-ish EST.

 

The PayPal payment method wasn't working at that time, no idea if it's working now.

post #2857 of 5046

My Green shell ranger moc is in the delivery truck now. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Couldn't see it until back to home.

Just hope I got the right size. Finger cross x 1000 worship2.gif

post #2858 of 5046
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Originally Posted by coolron View Post

You'll have to go with Repello for snuff, Orion's only in Navy and Walnut, which is more of a chocolate color.
 

Thanks for the guidance.  I like the Walnut too.  Might have to weight it as an option.

post #2859 of 5046

No problem, I originally was going to go with Repello but changed my mind to the Orion for my penny loafers since it seemed a bit beefier. I'm glad I went with it on my penny loafers since the fleshier suede worked with the RLH sole for a slightly more rustic loafer.
 

post #2860 of 5046

Finally back to home and will post photo later.

 

I ordered 7E for the ranger moc.

The fitting I would say is similar to my Barron Boat shoes in 7D.

I guess I could do 7.5E for a relax fit.

 

Right now the problem is the thread ending underneath the vamp is quite long, that it scratches/rub my feet.

The location of the thread is tricky, scissors could not get inside the shoe to cut, also the thread is not long enough to cut as well...

Any idea to cut the thread?

post #2861 of 5046

I had the same problem hkpm, the thread was cutting into my foot. But after another wear or two it's stopped and not a problem anymore. I'd say wear it a few more times before deciding to cut it.
 

post #2862 of 5046
So, a very nice resolution on Rancourt's part. Katie agreed with me whole-heartedly that after having all those discussions on custom vs. normal pricing that it totally sucked that I could have saved so much money on what I originally wanted, but unfortunately with regard to that, them's the breaks. She said she was kept in the dark on this deal, and she would have told me to wait a week if she'd had known. The shoes are just about done. That said, Kyle approved my getting the same price as though I'd ordered my pair at the custom price with the 20% off, which is exactly what I'd asked for. So my $510 shoes went to $570 at 20% off. (Technically, they are giving me 10% off my $510 pair, but it's the same thing).

Of course, this *only* applies because my order was still being made when the deal started, and the close proximity of my order to the deal. So I wouldn't count on getting this same thing, unfortunately, those of you who received your custom orders last week.

Anyway, good customer service, and a great deal makes me think it's the perfect time to put in another order. Gonna be a tough choice. Katie is fairly confident we are *never* going to see a deal like this again, because of the risk of devaluing their shoes and giving an incentive to just wait until a sale. So $120 off handsewn shells is just too good to pass up. Not to mention the shell shortage and an almost certain increase in shell prices going forward.

Current front-runner #8 shell ranger mocs, with the tempest or mini-lug sole. Probably the tempest. Navy laces, I think. Question between antique and normal brass. I know that antique brass looks awesome, but of course I'm a fan of starting out with a raw material and letting it antique on its own. Anyone have any normal brass eyelets on theirs? Also, I would have gone with the natural shell if I didn't *just* put in that natural shell loafer order. Fortunately, I have until the 6th to decide!

Also, does anyone know if the Espresso shell is a hand-dyed shell (like navy or green, where they take natural shell and dye it by hand) or a tanned-dyed (like #8, where they dye is done in the tanning)? #8 is king, as a certain person I try not to quote likes to say, but I do love the color of cappuccino shell.
Edited by wdahab - 8/26/13 at 3:31pm
post #2863 of 5046
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

So, a very nice resolution on Rancourt's part. Katie agreed with me whole-heartedly that after having all those discussions on custom vs. normal pricing that it totally sucked that I could have saved so much money on what I originally wanted, but unfortunately with regard to that, them's the breaks. She said she was kept in the dark on this deal, and she would have told me to wait a week if she'd had known. The shoes are just about done. That said, Kyle approved my getting the same price as though I'd ordered my pair at the custom price with the 20% off, which is exactly what I'd asked for. So my $510 shoes went to $570 at 20% off. (Technically, they are giving me 10% off my $510 pair, but it's the same thing).

Of course, this *only* applies because my order was still being made when the deal started, and the close proximity of my order to the deal. So I wouldn't count on getting this same thing, unfortunately, those of you who received your custom orders last week.

Anyway, good customer service, and a great deal makes me think it's the perfect time to put in another order. Gonna be a tough choice. Katie is fairly confident we are *never* going to see a deal like this again, because of the risk of devaluing their shoes and giving an incentive to just wait until a sale. So $120 off handsewn shells is just too good to pass up. Not to mention the shell shortage and an almost certain increase in shell prices going forward.

Current front-runner #8 shell ranger mocs, with the tempest or mini-lug sole. Probably the tempest. Navy laces, I think. Question between antique and normal brass. I know that antique brass looks awesome, but of course I'm a fan of starting out with a raw material and letting it antique on its own. Anyone have any normal brass eyelets on theirs? Also, I would have gone with the natural shell if I didn't *just* put in that natural shell loafer order. Fortunately, I have until the 6th to decide!

Also, does anyone know if the Espresso shell is a hand-dyed shell (like navy or green, where they take natural shell and dye it by hand) or a tanned-dyed (like #8, where they dye is done in the tanning)? #8 is king, as a certain person I try not to quote likes to say, but I do love the color of cappuccino shell.
Rancourt's espresso shell is hand dyed.
post #2864 of 5046
Do you guys think natural or navy stitching for a navy shell Langdon boot?
post #2865 of 5046
I'm a fan of the natural stitching. It's the traditional stitching color and the contrast looks great. The toe stitching isn't really (in my opinion) meant to blend into the shoe too much.
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