RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    You could try having a pair made in B width. It isn't nearly as narrow as it sounds. Maybe see if Rancourt has shoes in their try on program ("Made to Fit") in 8.5B and 8D.
     


  2. FrankCowperwood

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    Very nice. Suede can be tough if you let it be. Post some photos if you can.
     
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    Finally a nice day...

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  4. Louis XIV

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    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.
    http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/made-to-order/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-color-8-chromexcel.html
    http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/ready-made/men-s/2-eye-boat-shoe-carolina-brown-chromexcel.html

    Does anybody of you own a pair made of either leather and would be willing to share a picture taken in natural sunlight?
     
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  5. rydenfan

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    #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
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


  8. Louis XIV

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    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!
     


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    I have the #8 cxl boat and love them
     


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    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.
     


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    MH, did you ever receive your espresso loafers?
     


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    Supposed to ship Monday


    I will try and get you in a few days
     


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    Wow. What caused such a long delay? Seemed like we ordered roughly at the same time
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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