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@tifosi , why not split the different and do some navy CXL? Here are a few shots of one of my go to summer Rancourts

 

 

 

 

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@tifosi
 , why not split the different and do some navy CXL? Here are a few shots of one of my go to summer Rancourts








fabulous!
post #3963 of 5403
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@tifosi
 , why not split the different and do some navy CXL? Here are a few shots of one of my go to summer Rancourts


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Those are awesome. I didn't know Rancourt would do the "baseball" stitching. I had a pair of navy Quoddy with that stitching and loved the way they looked but couldn't get the sizing to work for me so parted with them.
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@RancourtCo Well I must tell you, I love the look of it, and the height is everything to the utility of the boot for me. If someone offered me the better fitting Clymer boots, I would keep these. (Unless they were in shell.) Now that you guys have the laser clicker and you don't need to order a new set of dies to change styles, I wonder if you might consider offering high Clymers. This whole forum drooled when I posted my boots, so I know you'd be able to sell some. If you do make em', I'll buy em'.

Clymer tall boot would be excellent. The style is already six eyelets as is.

That's interesting to hear that laser cutting might allow this kind of design tweak more easily than dies. Makes sense I suppose.

Wonder if that could be a Rancourt x Styleforum collaboration.

Not holding Rancourt to anything, of course.
post #3965 of 5403
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Those are awesome. I didn't know Rancourt would do the "baseball" stitching. I had a pair of navy Quoddy with that stitching and loved the way they looked but couldn't get the sizing to work for me so parted with them.

Yes, I believe they call it cross stitch. I think it makes for a great casual look and feels very "Maine footwear" to me. I wear those camp mocs at least twice a week in spring and summer
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Yes, I believe they call it cross stitch. I think it makes for a great casual look and feels very "Maine footwear" to me. I wear those camp mocs at least twice a week in spring and summer

I've always just heard it as "baseball." I think there's also a third lacing style they can do, but I haven't had enough coffee this morning yet so I can't help with that.

How do you guys size your boat shoes? Beefroll size?

Edit:I believe it's referred to as a "double whipstitch."
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How do you guys size your boat shoes? Beefroll size?

Yes.  They use a different (slimmer) last on their beefrolls, which should fit smaller to take into account the lack of laces...so the boat/ranger mocs should be sized the same size, as they don't need to be quite as snug because the laces do exist.

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I've always just heard it as "baseball." I think there's also a third lacing style they can do, but I haven't had enough coffee this morning yet so I can't help with that.

How do you guys size your boat shoes? Beefroll size?

Edit:I believe it's referred to as a "double whipstitch."

 

"Cross-stitched tips" is what at least Quoddy calls the 'baseball stitching', and I would imagine it's the same for the other Maine shops. The double whip stitch can be seen in this tiny picture: http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/690-10004-3675831209_DARKBROWN_M?$GALLERY_3ACR$

post #3969 of 5403
The "double whip stitch" is what Rancourt calls how they connect the handstitching to the eyestays on the Clymer boots and shoes (where it looks like there are just vertical stitches not connected to anything.

Rancourt calls it "baseball stitch" just like Quoddy, though they know what you're talking about if you say "criss-cross stitch" as well. However, baseball stitch is ambiguous, as modern baseballs aren't stitched with x's, they're stitched with V's and some handsewn shoes are sewn that way as well.

I have my CXL ranger mocs and my CXL boat shoes both with baseball stitches, and they are amazing. The only downside is that you can definitely see that they wear a lot quicker, because there is more stitching exposed. But it's an easily replaced part of the shoe when you send it in for recrafting, so it's no big deal. My shell loafers and shell rangers are both normal stitching, as are the various shoes I've bought under different labels (Steven Alan x Rancourt and Ralph Lauren).

I'm pretty sure the Steven Alans will be resoleable eventually, since they do technically say Rancourt on them. I think one day in the future those are going to get a crepe or Christie sole put on them.
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Cool stuff. It's always good when these threads turn into some actual discussion, rather than the usual photo monotony.
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Originally Posted by RancourtCo View Post

@mattbernier happy to hear you like the look of them. It's possible we could develop a taller boot but to be honest we don't get enough requests for it at the present time to justify the development costs. On another note, I just want to be clear about our cutting machine, it is not laser. The patterns are projected onto the leather then cutting is done by an automated blade. There is a skilled operator/cutter who positions all of the patterns in precise locations on the leather.

Thanks for the clarification. The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture of that machine was what your energy bill would look like to cut leather all day with lasers.
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Ah well, a man can dream.
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Eastern standard chukkas today:

 

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Eastern standard chukkas today:

 

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Like those a lot!

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3 Kinds of stitching:

 

 

Traditional ----------

Criss Cross/baseball XXXXXXX

Whatever this is called (whipstitch) \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

 

I always thought the baseball is called that because of baseball gloves, not baseball balls

 

Right?

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