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post #3631 of 5165
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Originally Posted by helius0 View Post
 

 

My natural CXL ranger mocs have gotten a little darker after a few months of wear.

 

(No maintenance beyond wiping down with damp cloth.)

It's from the rancourt's website. I don't plan to wear these to the ground so I think I should be okay for this purchase. I think I'll be getting them right before summer starts. Thanks!

post #3632 of 5165

Looking for some advice - I've got a 9.5e and a 10d in the 5 eye boot. I want to purchase the Blake boot in suede, but have no idea about sizing. Rancourt says to go up a size from your handsewn size, but I'm between both sizes. Any advice?

post #3633 of 5165
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Originally Posted by pwkd View Post
 

Looking for some advice - I've got a 9.5e and a 10d in the 5 eye boot. I want to purchase the Blake boot in suede, but have no idea about sizing. Rancourt says to go up a size from your handsewn size, but I'm between both sizes. Any advice?

Will have to see pics of your other Rancourts before we can help.

post #3634 of 5165
^Right. We can tell you everything based on the photos... smile.gif

But while you are getting those professionally taken in various lighting, how do the two different sizes fit relative to each other? Is the 10D a little long? Is the 9.5e a little wide? Etc.

Maybe we can figure it out.
post #3635 of 5165
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Originally Posted by thonez View Post

Damn that leather is nice. Already have some pennys , but would cop quick if anywhere is stocking ranger mocs in this leather.

We could make a pair of those up for you no problem.

otherwise, stay tuned this summer - we're getting kind of enamored with the dark olive. might be a collection coming.
post #3636 of 5165
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Originally Posted by Portland Dry Goods View Post


We could make a pair of those up for you no problem.

otherwise, stay tuned this summer - we're getting kind of enamored with the dark olive. might be a collection coming.

There goes my bank account.

post #3637 of 5165
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Originally Posted by Portland Dry Goods View Post


We could make a pair of those up for you no problem.

otherwise, stay tuned this summer - we're getting kind of enamored with the dark olive. might be a collection coming.

I may take you guys up on that soon. I've been thinking about a natural shell ranger moc for a while. I might be visiting you this weekend, actually. 

post #3638 of 5165

Sorry to bog this down with a FAQ- you think I'm in the clear with my Beefroll sizing for the Ranger Moc?

 

I went TTS 9D on my loafers, and although the CXL has stretched a bit widthwise, the length is still pretty much perfect for my feet.  I figure stretching isn't as big a deal on a laced shoe.

post #3639 of 5165

Newbie to this thread - apologies in advance if this is well-trod ground.

 

I'm considering a custom Blake boot in navy shell.  Rancourt customer service tells me that they stain the natural shell themselves to create the navy color (as well as the green and espresso).  With respect to patina development, etc., what should I expect with these Rancourt-stained colors, as compared to black or Color 8?

post #3640 of 5165
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Newbie to this thread - apologies in advance if this is well-trod ground.

I'm considering a custom Blake boot in navy shell.  Rancourt customer service tells me that they stain the natural shell themselves to create the navy color (as well as the green and espresso).  With respect to patina development, etc., what should I expect with these Rancourt-stained colors, as compared to black or Color 8?
That's a good question. I don't know of anyone that has had a pair long enough.

I think Bakes might have a pair of Espresso that he's had for a bit. Maybe he can chime in.
post #3641 of 5165
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


That's a good question. I don't know of anyone that has had a pair long enough.

I think Bakes might have a pair of Espresso that he's had for a bit. Maybe he can chime in.

You are correct, Sir.  However, mine don't get out much so they still look pretty new.  Here is a pair from Rancourt's instagram page that shoudl give you an idea.

 

(Left boot before "polish", right boot after)

I think these are actually espresso, because I know Kyle has a pair.  Never seen him post a pair in Color 8.  Not sure what kind of wear and care he has given them, but it looks like it has been a lot of wear and not so much care.

 

I can also tell you that their shell is a bit different than Alden's in terms of feel and finish.  Different than Carmina's also.  Somewhere between the two, as someone else so accurately described it lately.

 

Good question, BTW.

post #3642 of 5165
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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post

Newbie to this thread - apologies in advance if this is well-trod ground.

I'm considering a custom Blake boot in navy shell.  Rancourt customer service tells me that they stain the natural shell themselves to create the navy color (as well as the green and espresso).  With respect to patina development, etc., what should I expect with these Rancourt-stained colors, as compared to black or Color 8?

I have green shell and I think that these colors age more like black than #8. That is, I don't think you will get color change as you do with #8 (or natural/whiskey), more character from scuffs and nicks.
post #3643 of 5165
One of the signature characteristics of #8 is that it has a red pigment that breaks down in exposure to sunlight. While all leather changes with exposure to light (with the leather getting darker and pigments breaking down) that red breakdown happens much faster than normal. So a pair will get lighter and go from maybe a red/eggplant color to a yellow/brown color over time. Black/brown/hand-dyed shells will not have that, so while general patina will be the same, you won't have that extra changing factor.

That said, navy shell is beautiful to look at, and will patina in its own, gorgeous way.
post #3644 of 5165
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

One of the signature characteristics of #8 is that it has a red pigment that breaks down in exposure to sunlight. While all leather changes with exposure to light (with the leather getting darker and pigments breaking down) that red breakdown happens much faster than normal. So a pair will get lighter and go from maybe a red/eggplant color to a yellow/brown color over time. Black/brown/hand-dyed shells will not have that, so while general patina will be the same, you won't have that extra changing factor.

That said, navy shell is beautiful to look at, and will patina in its own, gorgeous way.

 

Thanks to all for your generosity - this is terrific information and yet another reason why I'm so glad I found SF.  I already own a pair of Blakes (branded Eastland Monroe but made by Rancourt and indistinguishable from theirs as far as I can tell) in green Chromexcel and love them.  Navy shell intrigues me and I haven't seen it anywhere else at Rancourt's price point.  So, I'll probably take a flyer.

 

BTW, that custom configurator on Rancourt's website is really slick!  And their turnaround is nice and quick - the rep told me 4 weeks, including "stain-to-order" time.

post #3645 of 5165
I have long consider the Hamilton boot (Blake with a toe cap) in navy shell. I very much look forward to seeing yours
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