RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    White, the first pair they missed that detail and gave me brown, so I had them make me a new pair.

    Think they also may have mistakenly used CXL on the first pair too.
     


  2. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Bakes,

    I love the contrast stitching on your boot but what concerns me about the ranger moc as compared to the blake boot is the toe box. Your boot has no stitching across the toe box and so it much more of an accent, I am concerned on the ranger moc that it may stand out too much if that makes sense?
     


  3. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    Thanks for the recommendation and nice words. I am excited for them as well!
     


  4. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    BTW, here is the second makeup I am doing. It is a much more casual spring/fall makeup.


    Camp Moc:
    Navy CXL
    Brick Red Camp Sole
    White stitching - baseball style stitch
    Chestnut leather laces
    Gunmetal eyelets
    Unlined

    It should look very similar to this
    [​IMG]
     


  5. unrooted

    unrooted Senior member

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    Has anyone owned both Rancourt and Oak Street bootmakers to compare over the long-term?

    I really like the look of both, but since I can't find a store that actually carries these I'm stuck with the interwebs. I do like the Rancourt price-point, but not sure if they are cutting corners that Oak Street isn't.
     


  6. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    your concerns are legitimate.
    Can't say that I've owned both, but based on the two pairs of Rancourts that I have bought, they do not seem to be cutting any corners. I like Rancourt's designs a little better than OSB. More plain/classic IMO. To me OSB's look a little more angular and modern.
     


  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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    I own both (Navy Camp boot from OSB and beefroll loafer in Natural CXL from Rancourt) and can assure you that both are of very high quality. I am 95% positive that Rancourt makes OSB's shoes for them...
     


  8. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    I don't know if Rancourt makes Oak Street Bootmakers shoes or not but if they did I would order this boot in shell today....

    http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/natural-captoe-trench-boot
     


  9. rydenfan

    rydenfan Senior member

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  10. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Looks a lot like a Wolverine, doesn't it?
     


  11. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    I have both, but only since last year so I can't give you a long-term review. I'd say they are of equal quality of materials and manufacture. I don't believe Rancourt makes for OSB, though.
     


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  13. Calikid

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    I agree....might be something to think about in the future...

    It does, and the shape reminds me very much of a plain toe boot on the Alden Modified last
     


  14. DC Office Hack

    DC Office Hack Senior member

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    On the Oak Street thread there's a photo comparison of the Trench boot with the Wolverine, and they're clearly not the same thing. I frankly think the trench is the nicest by far of that genre of boot. It's the least bulbous. The Wolverine at least is much nicer than the Red Wing. The Hamilton doesn't do much for me, but I'd like to see more pictures of the non-shell versions.

    I've read a lot about OSB and R, and everyone insists that they are not made by the same people...the factories might even be next door to one another, but not the same. I've also seen nothing to suggest that either is in any way inferior. I appreciate the slightly lower prices at Rancourt, though. I wish they didn't compete so directly, since I'm rooting for both companies and their owners to thrive.
     


  15. FrankCowperwood

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    Whoever makes OSB, consider that they are a reseller, while you are buying direct from Rancourt via its Website. This difference is neither good nor bad, but it may explain in part the difference in prices.
     


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