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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by whatever123, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    ^^
    my take on this: midsole is irrelevant, natural crepe sile can be cut/sliced and leave thin layer of crepe, then you glue new layer of crepe.
    I believe gluing 2 dissimilar material will make it worse.

    I learn this when resoling leather sole boots with cristy sole, swapping to rubber midsole and restitch to the original welt, help the rubber sole to adhere better. I also have other boots with leather midsole and cristy sole glued together. Currently both still in good condition so my theory of gluing 2 different material is not that good idea, has yet to be proven.
     


  2. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Those three are good options, but there are more. For the ranger moc, you might also consider the camp moc sole, vibram mini lug, the vibram christy, and also the red brick soles. This page shows a wide variety of soles:

    http://rancourtandts.tumblr.com/

    I guess the answer to your question would depend on what you mean by versatile. But I would say that the tempest is the only option that isn't decidedly casual, and thus it does dress the ranger moc up just a bit. And it is certainly as versatile as the others in any other respect as well, I would think.
     


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  4. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ Yeah, those are nice. Green, and navy too, look great with the red soles IMO. I'm thinking about the olive suede with red sole in this pic.

    http://rancourtandts.tumblr.com/post/15631864108/ranger-mocs

    I also saw a pair of navy beefroll loafers on the tempest soles with cherry red edging in a Japanese magazine recently. They looked awesome!
     


  5. mothball

    mothball Senior member

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    Oooh, that olive suede is sweet. I keep looking at the mushroom suede boots they have on the website. I can never decide if it's more gray or brown, but it depends on the monitor I'm using.
     


  6. Kashiwa

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    I should have clarified above that I'm not sure that is actually olive suede, it looks similar to the "moss" suede on these Eastland rangers. I quite like these. Think they look nice with the red soles.

    [​IMG]

    I could be wrong, but I think the mushroom is a green that leans more toward brown than gray, here's another pic;

    [​IMG]

    It's difficult to distinguish between shades on the monitor. The more I look at them, those two shades are starting to look pretty similar.
     
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  7. mothball

    mothball Senior member

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    They look pretty similar here. I love that picture of the boot.

    I have to say that you are such an asset to this thread. Thanks!
     


  8. Kashiwa

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    Thanks. But I'm just trying to return the favor, and still trying to figure out all these different MTO options myself. As of yet, I don't even have a pair of Rancourts! But that will be rectified later on tonight, finally.

    Those 2 do look similar. But I think the moss is more of the green-gray, while the mushroom is more towards green-brown. For sure, though, both the red camp soles and the honey mini lugs look really nice on those models.
     


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    Thanks for the info. I think it makes sense. At some point, I still would like to ask Kyle about this. One reason I've shied away from crepe soles is due to the reported difficulty in resoling. But if putting another crepe sole on is no problem, then my fears are allayed.
     


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    I just sent Kyle an e-mail to get a quote on the boots in mushroom. So if I'm able to order them without being placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds by my wife, I'll have pics in a few weeks.
     


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    my olive cxl loafer should be in next week, can't wait...
     


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    Is there a list of stockists? I couldn't find it on their site. Or are most of you guys just going MTO? Would like an olive mocc, not sure what sole.
     


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    I've never seen a list of stockists. If you mailed Kyle, I'm sure he could give you info on stockists in your area.

    What kind of "mocc" are you thinking? There a few sizes of olive ranger mocs available at Club Monaco:

    http://www.clubmonaco.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12554587&geos=0

    That picture doesn't strike me as very olivey, but who knows. I think almost any of the soles would look good on an olive ranger moc, but I would favor the camp moc (red or honey), the tempest, the RLH (honey) or the vibram mini lug (honey). But that's just me.
     


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    Thanks. I hadn't decided, but looking at the options again the ranger moc is the one I had in mind. I tried looking through that tumblr link you posted above, but not all the pictures said what the sole was. The ones you linked would be very similar to what I want though they appear more brown and less green than I hoped, and I think the red camp moc sole may be better. What's the RLH sole? I had seen it mentioned just recently for being more comfortable. Is there a significant surcharge for MTO? Just looking for casual slip on shoe :)
     
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  15. Kashiwa

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    Just the opposite. An MTO would be less, for example, than the ranger mocs I linked to from Club Monaco. Have a look at the pricing.

    The RLH (Reltex Lactae Hevea) is a rubber sole that Kyle at Rancourt really likes, and a few others on this forum have also raved about. Here's a pic:

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    I wouldn't say the Ranger Moc is really a "slip on" shoe. If you're after slip on, maybe a loafer or camp moc would be more your speed, no?
     


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