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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post


He mentioned a couple posts up that it was shell.


II know, but it looks more like Chromexcel to me.

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100% shell. 

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100% shell. 
50% Color8
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post
 

How about this.

Rancourt does dye some of their shell. 

I personally don't know about their color 8.

 

I also know that Aldens color 8 is refinished. 

This is not color 8.

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/leather-goods/belt-shell-cordovan-color-8-1-25-wide-6231-roller-buckle-matte-silver-tan-russet-lining-matching-stitching-stitched-edge-buckle-and-keeper-size-32.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually your trying to compare the belt to the wrong pairs of shoes (Alden). You would get a better match comparing it to a pair of color #8s from Rancourt.

 

 

 

Bottom row second from left Color #8 Rancourt Ranger Mocks.

 

 

Bottom row third from left Color #8s Alden Wingtips.

 

 

Color #8s from Rancourt and Alden are a bit different.

 

But then again this is true for all of Alden's shell colors. Alden finishes their Cordovan like no other.

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I've seen #8 that looks that color, and there is a lot of variance in #8 shell. But really, the problem is that your picture is so low contrast, under exposed, and grainy that we can barely see any of the details in it, let alone color variations. Take a better picture in brighter light, so we can actually see the belt.
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If you're disappointed by Rancourt's color 8, take it up with Horween. Rancourt's #8 shell comes straight from them.

How about this.

Rancourt does dye some of their shell. 

I personally don't know about their color 8.

 

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Katie at Rancourt told me that Color 8 and natural come straight from Horween, and Rancourt dyes all the other colors themselves.

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Originally Posted by halfnhalfnhalf View Post
 

 

Katie at Rancourt told me that Color 8 and natural come straight from Horween, and Rancourt dyes all the other colors themselves.

There's the BIG difference between Rancourt and Alden, as Alden will add extra finishing to their #8 Cordovan shoes, boots, and belts.

 

I have an Alden Cordovan belt and it's a much better match for my Alden boots and the one pair of my Alden shoes. 

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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

I've seen #8 that looks that color, and there is a lot of variance in #8 shell. But really, the problem is that your picture is so low contrast, under exposed, and grainy that we can barely see any of the details in it, let alone color variations. Take a better picture in brighter light, so we can actually see the belt.

 

It was a quick phone photo in the evening.

the idea was that it was quite orange and lighter than my other shell by a full order of magnitude.

In fact... I will also show it next to Ravello, Whiskey, and AE's Walnut shell, and you will be able to see it is nearly as light as the Whiskey/Walnut.

I'll take a picture with a real camera in the sunlight later today.

 

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There's the BIG difference between Rancourt and Alden, as Alden will add extra finishing to their #8 Cordovan shoes, boots, and belts.

 

I have an Alden Cordovan belt and it's a much better match for my Alden boots and the one pair of my Alden shoes. 

While I agree with you that Alden refinishes, as I said in my post....

The color of the belt is not even close to the advertised color in the photos they have.

If I ordered a pair of shoes or boots from Rancourt and they came this color, there would be problems.

Not a single pair of color 8 shell shoes or belts is photographed even close to this color on their website.

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Whiskey, Walnut(AE), Ravello (needing a shine), and Color 8

Belt is clearly not.

Limited sun this morning.

I caught a spot on the porch between the shade of the trees.

 

 

Belt almost looks Color 4.

I'd love it if it is what I ordered.

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Much easier to see the color there. Yeah, that's not the color normally associated with #8, but I have seen #8 come in that color before from both Rancourt and AE. There is a lot of variation in how #8 comes out, and remember that it's an imprecise dying process, and a lot of the "rare" colors are really just the same dying process sorted by how the shade came out. One of the reasons Rancourt gets so much stock of shell is that they are more willing to take all of the varieties Horween produces, while Alden is a *lot* stricter on what they'll accept.

That said, I'm not saying you should stick with the color you don't want. I'm sure that if you let Katie know that you'd rather a more traditional color #8. If it doesn't match the shoes you bought it to match, that is an absolutely reasonable cause to ask a swap, and it's a stock belt so they'll just sell it to someone else. A lot of people, in fact, would probably pay a premium for that color.
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Maybe see if they will take it back and refinish it darker. I'm sure they could do that.
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Well I've give it a lot of effort but I'm letting the dream of a tan / whiskey colored pinched or top or full penny go as their seem to be no decently priced options on the market. I originally wanted a versatile, dressier loafer but I've decided to take a step further down casual lane towards beefrolls. As I've posted before I'm in a time crunch and therefore can't wait to have a shoe MTO.

 

I absolutely LOVE tan / whiskey colored calfskin and to some extent shell cordovan albeit they are a tad shiny for my taste. Right now I'm basically choosing between the Rancourt BR and OSB BR, and can't decide whether I should stick to my affliction for lighter colors. 

 

I'm assuming these are a non-ready made edition? They are wonderful.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

This is what I was after in the first place, but I can't afford them at the $600 price tag with tax and shipping. Please use it as a reference as to my original intentions.

 

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The natural chromexcel looks a bit bleak and I'm worried it will dress them down even further, without adding to my color satisfaction. The brown and #8 pop so nicely against the stacked heel and look fantastic in all the pictures I've seen. 

 

Anyone have any pictures of the natural that don't reside on google? I'm going to be making my decision in a couple of hours, so this is my last reach out :) Will make sure to post pics accordingly once I get them.

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Saved by the bell!

 

I read on reddit that these Eastland MiM are in fact made by rancourt! A pinch penny in tan! Finally.

 

http://www.eastlandshoe.com/product/mens+harpswell+usa+penny+loafer.do

 

I would be very happy if someone could confirm this, and even happier if someone could confirm the leather used.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Shoefish8 View Post
 

Well I've give it a lot of effort but I'm letting the dream of a tan / whiskey colored pinched or top or full penny go as their seem to be no decently priced options on the market. I originally wanted a versatile, dressier loafer but I've decided to take a step further down casual lane towards beefrolls. As I've posted before I'm in a time crunch and therefore can't wait to have a shoe MTO.

 

I absolutely LOVE tan / whiskey colored calfskin and to some extent shell cordovan albeit they are a tad shiny for my taste. Right now I'm basically choosing between the Rancourt BR and OSB BR, and can't decide whether I should stick to my affliction for lighter colors. 

 

I'm assuming these are a non-ready made edition? They are wonderful.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

This is what I was after in the first place, but I can't afford them at the $600 price tag with tax and shipping. Please use it as a reference as to my original intentions.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

The natural chromexcel looks a bit bleak and I'm worried it will dress them down even further, without adding to my color satisfaction. The brown and #8 pop so nicely against the stacked heel and look fantastic in all the pictures I've seen. 

 

Anyone have any pictures of the natural that don't reside on google? I'm going to be making my decision in a couple of hours, so this is my last reach out :) Will make sure to post pics accordingly once I get them.

 

Thank you.

 

The Beefrolls and the picture is mine and yes they were a custom order.

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Originally Posted by Shoefish8 View Post

Saved by the bell!

I read on reddit that these Eastland MiM are in fact made by rancourt! A pinch penny in tan! Finally.

http://www.eastlandshoe.com/product/mens+harpswell+usa+penny+loafer.do

I would be very happy if someone could confirm this, and even happier if someone could confirm the leather used.

Thanks!

oh yeah, these shoes are indeed made by rancourt. not sure about the leather tho. could either be calf or natural cxl. looks more tan calf to me, but not sure if i have seen tan calf on their website before.
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