RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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  1. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Likewise, I have an Alden tanker boot on the plantation crepe sole (no issues with dirt there). It's been wonderful. I opted for the Rancourt Ivy loafer with honey crepe sole since I had no experience with the RLH. Perhaps that will change in the future. If I may ask, the crepe sole is VERY quiet. How does the RLH compare in this regard?
     


  2. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Macktastic, just for clarification, the RLH soles on your Ranger Mocs are the honey RLH, correct? There is a black and honey version, although I can't remember seeing the black ever used on any MTOs here.
     


  3. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Maybe everyone has already seen this, but the newest update to the boat shoes page provides some great offerings for an MTO.

    A couple of "waterproof" suedes from S.B. Foot tannery Red Wing, MN that would be great for a boat or foul weather shoe.

    Olive.

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    Sage Grey.

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    Very bright "Rockford" leather from Horween.

    Red.

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    Royal Blue.

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    A black pebble grain with a red boat shoe sole. Not sure how I would make it up, but like that black! And those soles are pretty cool as well.

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    Last, but not least, a couple of burnished leathers.

    Brown with a brown boat shoe sole.

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    And Dark Brown.

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  4. MacktasticGDogg

    MacktasticGDogg Senior member

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    I believe the RLH sole is about the same as the crepe in terms of quietness, but I can't say I've paid much attention to this so I can't say for sure. I will take note of this in the future.


    Yes, I got the honey colored RLH as I wanted some contrast to the navy CXL.
     


  5. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^ Thanks for the clarification. Figured it was honey, but the honey RLH sure is a lot darker than the honey crepe.

    These were posted recently on the Rancourt FB page.

    Natural CXL and Taupe Suede Beefrolls.

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    Natty CXL is of course great, but I am really liking the suede beefroll. Would like to transform the traditional beefroll into a more playful configuration: suede, pebble grain, or maybe chili latigo!
     


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    What color RLH is that on teh blue ranger mocs?
     


  7. jah786

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    should have read the previous posts, the answer was right there. Honey colored! got it. I'm considering my re-sole options for the navy CXL venetians I bought from Brooks Brothers. Still leaning towards white boat sole. come to think of it, I don't remember seeing a venetian with an RLH sole.
     


  8. Winston S.

    Winston S. Senior member

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    Hmm not sure how my Venetians are holding up, but I'm afraid of wearing them out in the rain as I already lost some color on the top of the shoe near the size etched on the top.
     


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    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    Reverse calf/roughout or split suede? Or both? Which models? I almost ordered unlined venetians in suede, but thought they might be too floppy in split suede.
    Another near miss. I ordered the black latex sole, but I switched to leather after thinking the latex woudld be too thick and informal for a loafer that might be worn w/ coat and tie. But the natural latex is really nice. Much more refined and beautiful than the plantation crepe imo.
     
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  10. Kashiwa

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    From Rancourt FB page. The boots in the middle appear to be a new model for F/W 12.

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  11. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Looks like the Alden conservation boot except in suede and and without the faux cap toe and the laces are different. Otherwise I'd swear it was the same boot!
     


  12. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Agree. It does look very similar to the conservation boot. But, these are also on a crepe sole, and appear to lack the goodyear welt?

    Looking forward to some MTOs for these boots. Hmm.......Maybe some black pebble grain with brass eyelets.....
     


  13. PhiPsi32

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    Interesting observation, I was thinking this is the Goodyear wedge sole.
     
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    Hows the RLH sole in inclement weather? I know crepe is very slippery in rain or snow...how does RLH compare?
     


  15. FrankCowperwood

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    I took my #8 shell beefroll loafers in to get the combination heel replaced and I think my local cobbler did a really nice job. He dressed the sole edge and polished them (won't even ask what he used... I know we are only supposed to clean cordovan with the rarest of special elements...:)). I was in a hurry and didn't really tell him what I thought of the work. I'll have to go back in to say nice job. He'll probably wonder what the heck I'm talking about. Also, maybe I should use some shoe trees in these after all... the toe on the left one is really curling up. Oh well.

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