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post #4681 of 5172
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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. 

post #4682 of 5172
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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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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post
 

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.

post #4683 of 5172

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.

post #4684 of 5172
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.
post #4685 of 5172
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.

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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.

post #4687 of 5172

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!

post #4688 of 5172
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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.

post #4689 of 5172
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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.
post #4690 of 5172
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post
 

 

Thank you.

 

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

Awesome, enjoy them good sir.

 

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Originally Posted by tv2177 View Post


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.

Great, I ended up ordering them and a pair of Eastland Yarmouth Boat Shoes (also Rancourt I presume) in loden with a tan collar:

 

http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/eastland-8947/product/1056504909-eastland-made-in-maine-yarmouth-boat-shoes

 

Both the Haspwell and the Yarmouth were on sale at Gilt, so I feel pretty satisfied at $400 for my summer shoedrobe. I would of preferred to have bought from Rancourt directly, that will have to wait until I custom order a shell penny :)

 

I figured I needed something a bit more modern / varied compared to the Haspwell. I was eyeing the OSB Navy Camp Mocs but they were $50 more because of the Gilt sale. Does anyone have any experience with these shoes? 

 

Will post pics when I get them next week! Thanks for the help guys.

post #4691 of 5172
Does anyone know if the Venetian Loafers on the Club Monaco are lined or unlined? It says 'leather lined' but they look unlined in the photos...
post #4692 of 5172
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Originally Posted by Shoefish8 View Post

Awesome, enjoy them good sir.

Great, I ended up ordering them and a pair of Eastland Yarmouth Boat Shoes (also Rancourt I presume) in loden with a tan collar:

http://www.gilt.com/sale/men/eastland-8947/product/1056504909-eastland-made-in-maine-yarmouth-boat-shoes

Both the Haspwell and the Yarmouth were on sale at Gilt, so I feel pretty satisfied at $400 for my summer shoedrobe. I would of preferred to have bought from Rancourt directly, that will have to wait until I custom order a shell penny smile.gif

I figured I needed something a bit more modern / varied compared to the Haspwell. I was eyeing the OSB Navy Camp Mocs but they were $50 more because of the Gilt sale. Does anyone have any experience with these shoes? 

Will post pics when I get them next week! Thanks for the help guys.

there's an OSB thread on the forum. I think someone there can show give you more opinions on the OSB Navy Camp mocs.
post #4693 of 5172

Yes!!!

 

Cordovan boat shoes should be here tomorrow.

 

 

It's really amazing, no matter how many, no matter what kind, I still get excited when receiving the latest pair.

post #4694 of 5172

Parisian blue wingtips have arrived!

 

 

Awww yeah.

post #4695 of 5172
Damn, 1/8th. I love that color. I need to get a brown ranger moc out of the way first, then I want that Parisian!

Edit. Kinda reminds me of one of my favorite cars. Maybe that is why I like it so much...

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