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a little update on the essex boat shoes....sizing is perfect...no heel slip and the leather is so soft that it is like wearing a slipper...would estimate in a week i have 40 hours wear time already...still think the boat shoe pattern could use a few tweeks to make it more appealing visually and will not be ordering the shell version this year until i am 100% ok with the pattern...i am considering the 4 eyelet in shell though in a nice caramel, navy combo
post #7307 of 7404
Hi all, bit of a newbie here. I need help deciding which pair to go with for my first Rancourts. I want something for fall/winter use, but added versatility is a bonus. Would the clymer 2.0 or Robinson ranger mocs in dark olive cxl pass as a fall shoe or would one of their handsewn boots be more seasonally appropriate? I'm open to suggestions. Thanks
post #7308 of 7404
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Hi all, but of a newbie here. I need help deciding which pair to go with for my first Rancourts. I'm want something for fall/winter use, but the more versatility the better. Would the clymer 2.0 ranger moc in dark olive pass as a fall shoe or would one of their handsewn boots be more seasonally appropriate? I'm open to suggestions. Thanks


Either is appropriate for fall.  I highly recommend the Reltex soles. If you email them, they might be willing to put one on the Clymer 2.0 for you for a small upcharge.

 

Or just get this in dark olive

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/shoes/robinson-ranger-moc.html

 

I have the clymber boot and a suede ranger moc. I enjoy them both.


 

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post #7309 of 7404
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Either is appropriate for fall.  I highly recommend the Reltex soles. If you email them, they might be willing to put one on the Clymer 2.0 for you for a small upcharge.

Or just get this in dark olive
http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/shoes/robinson-ranger-moc.html

I have the clymber boot and a suede ranger moc. I enjoy them both.


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Hey thanks for the reply. That's great advice about asking them to put on the reltex sole as I'm not totally sold on the white wedge sole.

Those bison boots look awesome. Hmm decisions decisions...
post #7310 of 7404
I wouldn't choose the white wedge but it isn't a bad sole. RLH is a great choice. If you are going to put a lot of wear on them though skip the upcharge, wear out the stock sole and then get RLH for your resole!

That dark olive CXL is nice IMO.

Strong argument for suede too. Either the shoe or the boot works for Fall. Shoe would be easily worn with shorts in summer too if that's a consideration.
post #7311 of 7404
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Either is appropriate for fall.  I highly recommend the Reltex soles. If you email them, they might be willing to put one on the Clymer 2.0 for you for a small upcharge.

 

Or just get this in dark olive

http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/shoes/robinson-ranger-moc.html

 

I have the clymber boot and a suede ranger moc. I enjoy them both.

 

Well shoot, looks like that another pair of shoes to add to my wish list.

post #7312 of 7404
Thanks for the advice guys. I'll be sure to let everyone know what I decide on. wink.gif
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Their upcharge for a LH sole was pretty high. I will be waiting until the resole.

 

In the meantime, the Ranger Moc in natural Essex is on my short list.

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Cross post from yesterday's shell non-Alden thread. Espresso pinch penny loafers. Unbelievably comfortable and lightweight. Beautiful too.

post #7315 of 7404
And just for good measure, caramel/natural version today (with bonus AE briefcase).

post #7316 of 7404
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Originally Posted by Kahuna75 View Post

a little update on the essex boat shoes....sizing is perfect...no heel slip and the leather is so soft that it is like wearing a slipper...would estimate in a week i have 40 hours wear time already...still think the boat shoe pattern could use a few tweeks to make it more appealing visually and will not be ordering the shell version this year until i am 100% ok with the pattern...i am considering the 4 eyelet in shell though in a nice caramel, navy combo

What's wrong with the pattern in your eyes. Am interested in a shell boat shoe too, so interested to see to see if what bothers you bothers me.
post #7317 of 7404
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What's wrong with the pattern in your eyes. Am interested in a shell boat shoe too, so interested to see to see if what bothers you bothers me.


I consider it to be a very classic/traditional pattern, and that's what I like about it versus something like this:

 

http://www.quoddy.com/collections/mens/products/blucher

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What's wrong with the pattern in your eyes. Am interested in a shell boat shoe too, so interested to see to see if what bothers you bothers me.


I consider it to be a very classic/traditional pattern, and that's what I like about it versus something like this:

 

http://www.quoddy.com/collections/mens/products/blucher

 

It is not the style of the shoe, meaning it is a perfect 2 eyelet boat shoe -  it is that they taper the outside of the shoe in almost like a dress shoe ..AE does this with many of their newer offering too. So to me the shore being so soft  and with no stucture looks odd to me almost like the the whole front of the shoe is curving towards the big to. Sperry and my old handmade Sebagos had a much more uniform aproach to the the front of the shoe. I have worn my rancourts a ton since I have gotten them and love them but I still notice it everytime I wear them.Also as the toe is more narrow it also in my eyes makes the front of the shoe "The Plug" as Rancourt calls it seem to small for the rest of the shoe..

 

When I get home I will take some pictures to point out exactly what I am talking about. Overall I am thrilled with the pair I have just probably not enough at this moment to put "shell" money into it. Also as I mention I think - I have an E width foot and really if offered would have gotten a 12 1/2 which may have visually eased my perception over the 12.

post #7319 of 7404
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Originally Posted by TH3515 View Post

I guess that's purely a matter of taste – I would prefer the bison with its unique texture, it makes the Roan look almost boring in comparison.
I have not handled the Roan personally, but (from the pictures) would expect it to be a bit stiffer than the Bison – which again is a matter of taste. 

I've been rocking the Westbrook Driving Mocs in cognac bison for almost 6 months. Super Comfy! No break-in at all required. I'm thinking about ordering them in a khaki suede custom make-up. Rancourt charges about $60 extra for this. Total $355. I'm interested in a pair of Tod's suede drivers that look fairly similar to the the Rancourt custom make-ups. The Tod's are nice, but don't think $140 extra nice.
post #7320 of 7404
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I've been rocking the Westbrook Driving Mocs in cognac bison for almost 6 months. Super Comfy! No break-in at all required. I'm thinking about ordering them in a khaki suede custom make-up. Rancourt charges about $60 extra for this. Total $355. I'm interested in a pair of Tod's suede drivers that look fairly similar to the the Rancourt custom make-ups. The Tod's are nice, but don't think $140 extra nice.


Pics?

 

I've got Tod's.

 

My bro-in-law has the Westbrooks.

 

$355 aint bad at all!

 

Funny how inconsistent they are about MTO upcharges. Supposed to be $50, but sometimes they say $100. In the past they have charged me less than $50 and just an upcharge for a more expensive sole.

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