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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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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?
 

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

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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

 

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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.
 

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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?
your concerns are legitimate.
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.
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.
 

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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.
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...
 

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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.

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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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.
 

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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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