Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whatever123, Sep 2, 2010.
Very nice. Suede can be tough if you let it be. Post some photos if you can.
Finally a nice day...
I do consider buying a pair of boat shoes from Rancourt at the moment.
As I already own a pair of navy Docksides(which I won't be buying again), I am looking for a pair in a shade of brown.
My two favorites at the moment are Horween #8 Chromexcel and Horween Brown Chromexcel with an edge to #8 as it looks richer in color from the pictures of Rancourt.
Does anybody of you own a pair made of either leather and would be willing to share a picture taken in natural sunlight?
#8 CXL has more red to it where the Brown CXL is a true brown. Rancourt will send you a sample of each color for you to see yourself. If you are looking for a brown boat shoe than I would go with the brown CXL
There's the baseball stitch, just in time for opening day.
Posted a photo of Brown CXL just above: http://www.styleforum.net/t/197413/rancourt-co-shoes-made-in-maine/2040#post_6245775.
I like the color. #8 is going to be nice too. Obviously should have a little more red in it.
I'd go for brown rather than #8 for boat shoes. I have a pair of penny loafers in brown chromexcel and it's a great color, and for some reason I feel like brown is more appropriate than burgundy for boat shoes.
Gentlemen, thank you a lot for your replies! Once again my poor English lead to a misunderstanding. When I said I was looking for a brown boat shoe, I was aware and very much liked #8 Chromexcel was more redish brown/burgundy than brown Chromexcel, I am not set on a "neutral" brown. Therefore let me simplify my question: Which color would you prefer in a boat shoe #8 or brown CXL? Further, when flipping through the pages of the thread, I found the following post. If I recall correctly Bakes was the one who considered buying a pair of boat shoes for his dad's birthday but was not sure Rancourt was worth the price they asked for. Am very glad some others and I were able to convince him. From how the shoes look one can clearly see the owner wears them a lot and very unpretentious so, which I think is a great thing for a boat shoe. Also, are those brown CXL? The definitely look great!
I have the #8 cxl boat and love them
Brown boat shoe seems like the classic. But I don't see how #8 could be bad. I've never seen #8 on person though.
MH, did you ever receive your espresso loafers?
Supposed to ship Monday
I will try and get you in a few days
Wow. What caused such a long delay? Seemed like we ordered roughly at the same time
My only advice when it comes to Brown and Color #8 is that at the beginning they look very similar. I have brown Rangers and #8 boat shoes. I wish I had bought one of them in Natural (not sure which!) just so to have a bit more differentiation between them. Most people think they're both boat shoes anyway. Both look amazing, I couldn't tell you which color looks better. I can only say is that the brown rangers have really gotten gorgeous.
The #8's are not as well broken in yet, so I haven't gotten much of a pationa out of them yet. What I've been waiting to see is how #8 CXL ages with exposure to light. We all know how #8 shell ages, and how Natty CXL does it. But how does #8 CXL go? Does it get the amazing yellow/orange highlights? I bought that pair banking that they would.
That all said, I think when the ranger mocs are ready for a resole in a few years (the soles are holding up amazing) I will strongly consider putting a red sole on them.
So I just want to confirm some sizing advice that has been given here about Rancourt shoes, especially the penny loafers. I got a pair of the beefroll pennys they did for Club Monaco back around Christmas, and went TTS because of my recent negative experience with 'size down' advice (hence why I now own a pair of too-small C&J boots). I've only recently started wearing them recently now that the weather is nice, and I can definitely say I should have followed the size-down advice given for these shoes. I'm normally a 10.5D, I go down to a 10 for Clark's and some other boots and up to 11 for Nike and New Balance. I got a 10.5D in the beefrolls and they are already just a wee bit too long (my heel lifts slightly when I walk) and will definitely be too big once they stretch. They're still wearable for now, but let my bad choice serve as a reminder to all.
Still awesome shoes though, I might buy some ranger movs next to replace a pair of rapidly deteriorating desert boots.
My experience with rancourt/RL
10E in boatshoes lined : perfect
10E in boatshoes unlined : perfect when new. stretch a bit with time...but fit is still good (2 pairs)
10E in beefroll unlined : way too big when new ! one finger between the heel and the back of the shoes. Have not tried 9,5E...(not available on french RL website)
Hope that helps
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