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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

Yup. The loden suede and brass eyelets looks killer. I think it may have a commando sole as well. I already have a Snuff suede Alden wingtip boot with commando on order so not sure I need two different suede wingtip boots but maybe a #8 CXL or Natural CXL...

That one, I think...
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Need some help deciding between sizes. I purchased the rancourt for BB casual (aka pinch) pennyloafers. I bought them in both 10.5d and 11d. The 11 fits pretty good now..i can slip my foot in and it feels good (slightly loose, but not big). The 10.5 is tight--my toes are at the end, but they fit and its not completely uncomfortable. I don't really plan to wear these sockless, but i'm a little worried the 11's will stretch out and end up being a too loose. Any advice? if i stick with the 10.5, can i expect them to stretch out quite a bit?

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Are they CXL?

 

I think generally they will stretch width and height, but don't count on length.  Are your toes touching the front of the shoe?

 

Others please weight in.

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Are they CXL?

 

I think generally they will stretch width and height, but don't count on length.  Are your toes touching the front of the shoe?

 

Others please weight in.

 

They are CXL. My toes are pretty much as far forward as they can go in the 10.5. Just slightly under being too tight. Everywhere else (width/height) the tightness feels good. That is my main concern with the size 11- the length is about perfect, but they are a bit more "sloppy" feeling elsewhere. 

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I find they stretch a little in the toe length wise. The tip of the toe will stretch outward to be glove like. It will result in an uneven appearance. Personally I prefer less length with CXL. My bigger concern is whether the instep it's and if my foot can really get into the shoe and feel comfortable there. That doesn't always stretch as much.
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These were uncomfortably tight when I got them.  Especially the instep and the pinky toe, but they stretched to fit perfectly.

 

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Feel free to submit a pencil pic for our review.

 

 

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I actually ended up going with a half size smaller than my dads, pictured above on my feet.

With CXL, I'd generally recommend going with the smaller size.

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Just received my custom made #8 + natural shell ranger moc.

Right now the two tones thing is so "pop out", but I believe after some time, the natural shell will get darker and more blend in with the #8.

 

 

I am not sure if it is the spike of order, these pair definitely have more nick and dent than my previous green shell ranger moc.

Also no horween stamp inside (not Rancourt's fault).

 

A member here previous asked about if the unlined shell was shaved and I answered I didn't notice in my green shell.

However, I noticed the new pair are so much softer and pilable. Weird.

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Just received my custom made #8 + natural shell ranger moc.

Right now the two tones thing is so "pop out", but I believe after some time, the natural shell will get darker and more blend in with the #8.

 

 

 

I am not sure if it is the spike of order, these pair definitely have more nick and dent than my previous green shell ranger moc.

Also no horween stamp inside (not Rancourt's fault).

 
Thumbs up for a ballsy make-up.  I think you're correct about the contrast cooling down over time.  Too bad about the nicks and dents.  Thanks for sharing the pics.
 
I emailed Jordan today because I was curious about my delayed order (going on 10 days now) and she explained that they ran out of the eyelets that they needed and are getting more tomorrow.  Not the reason they told me initially, but no big deal.  I look forward to receiving them, sharing pics, and wearing them.
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I emailed Jordan today because I was curious about my delayed order (going on 10 days now) and she explained that they ran out of the eyelets that they needed and are getting more tomorrow.  Not the reason they told me initially, but no big deal.  I look forward to receiving them, sharing pics, and wearing them.

 

I look forward to seeing them too.

 

BTW, I always think Jordan is a guy :rotflmao:

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Originally Posted by hkpm View Post
 

Just received my custom made #8 + natural shell ranger moc.

Right now the two tones thing is so "pop out", but I believe after some time, the natural shell will get darker and more blend in with the #8.

 

 

I am not sure if it is the spike of order, these pair definitely have more nick and dent than my previous green shell ranger moc.

Also no horween stamp inside (not Rancourt's fault).

 

A member here previous asked about if the unlined shell was shaved and I answered I didn't notice in my green shell.

However, I noticed the new pair are so much softer and pilable. Weird.

 

Those are different.

 

Nice choice, Congrats!!!!

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Those look awesome! I was debating getting a natural collar on mine, and it looks amazing! I'll be curious to see how much they converge in color.

And I'm the one who got a pair of Rangers that had the a much softer inside. Katie said Rancourt doesn't do that to the best of her knowledge. So it was either just a decision of one of the shoe makers, or Horween sent it that way. It's actually very, very comfortable, though I'm still concerned with how the durability is. That said, I'm sure that if it causes an issue within the first couple of months, Rancourt wouldn't leave me high and dry on that, since I've already asked about it.

And I think the dents and nicks are common with shell, but Rancourt does virtually no polishing before they ship them out. Other guys put a lot of cream onto theirs, which would give them a much more even surface.
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Just received my custom made #8 + natural shell ranger moc.
Right now the two tones thing is so "pop out", but I believe after some time, the natural shell will get darker and more blend in with the #8.
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I am not sure if it is the spike of order, these pair definitely have more nick and dent than my previous green shell ranger moc.
Also no horween stamp inside (not Rancourt's fault).

Those are absolutely gorgeous.

And I agree with the other posters that I wouldn't be too concerned about the nicks and dents (unless there is a deep scratch or gouge into the leather). Wdahab brings up a good point that the shell that Rancourt sends out in their finished products is much less polished than what you will get from makers like Alden or AE. I also think seeing the nicks and dents a bit more in your brown colors compared to your green shell rangers is partially a function of the color. I've had a pair of navy blue shell beefroll penny loafers for about a year and a half and they have their share of blemishes in them, but you really need to look closely to see them. I don't have to look nearly as hard to see them in browns or color #8.
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So, I brought this to Katie's attention earlier in the week, to keep her apprised of it. The top grain came split, and the split is slowly spreading. They came with this to a lesser extent, but after a week, the split is growing. The pic is from a couple days ago, I'd say it's another millimeter or so longer (which doesn't sound like much, but for an extra 1 day of wearing the shoes, it's definitely worse).

I don't have enough of a zoom, but if you have the shoe in person, you can see the grains stretching out across the gap and the stitch hole has grown slightly as a result. I don't know how big it will get, but looking down from above you can see the discoloration of the tear pretty easily. I think that it may be a result of the leather not being full-grain, since it doesn't have the strength of the reverse side holding the stitch together at a stress point.

I do kind of feel a little bad that I've become so high-maintenance, and this wasn't likely Rancourt's fault. But they're helpful, so I'm not particularly worried.
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Can anyone explain the differences between CXL and Cordovan? I'm now thinking about getting these and I'm not sure what is the better option, CXL or Cordovan. Which is more durable and will last longer? I'd either do brown CXL or Espresso Cordovan. Also, what are the positives and negatives of getting them lined v. unlined?

 

Espresso Shell Cordovan with tan lining and black camp moc sole:

 

Brown CXL with Tan lining and camp moc sole:

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