RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. Michael Haines

    Michael Haines Senior member

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    Well to be honest my first shell was brown. The wife who is very understanding on my addiction and just glad it's only shoes. That and we prefer different shades
     


  2. Winston S.

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    Those would be my two choices. I would probably go with a cigar'ish color before #8 though.
     
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  3. prozach1576

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    I just ordered the navy pair in 8.5D, my first pair of loafers. I think they will look good with light gray trousers and summery jackets on Fridays, not to mention on weekends.

    Hopefully they fit. My ranger mocs are 9D but they have stretched a fair amount and I would be concerned about heel slippage if they weren't laced.
     


  4. DC Office Hack

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    Cigarish? The only cigar I know of is shell--which I can't afford--or a calf that Red wing uses on the Beckmanns. Am I missing something?
     


  5. grendel

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    Brown chromexcel is pretty similar in color... They have lots of other leathers too, many of which have a dark brown version.
     


  6. DC Office Hack

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    So, brown or #8 cxl for a first loafer? It's likely to be the only loafer for a while.
     


  7. rydenfan

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    If you contact Rancourt they will send you samples of each. The #8 CXL is very nice but had more red in it than the brown CXL
     


  8. rydenfan

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    I am working on an order for two custom pair of shoes and would love some thoughts/input on one of the two pairs. Here is the makeup and some of my dilemmas:


    Ranger Moc:
    Espresso shell cordovan (polished as opposed to matte finished if possible)
    Full leather midsole
    Montello Mini Lug sole (image below)
    Stitching - TBD
    Gold/Brown nylon taslan laces
    Chestnut leather laces also included
    Eyelets - TBD

    My two open items are the stitching and the eyelets...

    For the stitching I am leaning towards a brown stitching to make it tone on tone and make it a bit dressier. I could also do a white stitch and make it a bit more casual. I am also wondering about the brown stitch on the shoe itself and then maybe a white stitch where the shoe and sole attach (similar to an Alden Indy boot). I would do the brown on the toe box as well though as opposed to the white of the Indy (pictured below)

    For the Eyelet I am thinking either Antique Brass or Gunmetal. The Gunmetal can be seen on the Rancourt site and looks very much like it sounds, think almost like a dull nickel eyelet.

    I welcome any and all input and will certainly post pics once they arrive.

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  9. grendel

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    I would say the ranger moc is a pretty casual design and the sole and laces you've chosen are casual as well. I'd go with the contrast stitching and antique eyelets. Sounds nice.
     


  10. rydenfan

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    Thanks for your input. I think that sole can look more dressy depending on the shoe i.e. an Alden Cigar captoe boot with the commando sole sill looks quite dressy but works well in worse weather.
     


  11. rydenfan

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    I should add that I am also considering a waxed lace to have a dessier option
     


  12. Bakes11771

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    White stitching, Shiny Nickel eyelets.

    The stitching will become brown after you polish them anyway.

    I didn't realize there was a matte/polished option, did they say this to you?

    Based on my experience ordering from them, you can have different color top stitching on the sole and stitching for the upper, however, sometimes they have a hard time following directions.


    See pages 101, 102 and 103 for pics of my espresso shell make-up.
     
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  13. FrankCowperwood

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    I think the antique brass eyelets would look good with the overall brown color tone of your proposal. Contrast stitching looks right to me on a shoe like this, and I agree with Grendel that the overall makeup is pretty casual, even with Shell cordovan as the material. By the way, these are going to be great shoes.
     


  14. rydenfan

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    No, they did not tell me that polished versus matte was an option. I just added that myself as it is my preference and figured I would throw it out there...
     


  15. rydenfan

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    Bakes,

    did you do true white stitching? or what Rancourt calls tan?
     


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