RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

  1. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Those look pretty sweet, although I am not sure if they are mine. I ordered black stitching on upper but I can't tell for sure...
     


  2. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    I think having both boots is the way to go... I have the C&J Harlech boot in Brown shell and now these in the brown shell and they are 2 totally different looks, just like yours would be, but then again I have a very unhealthy addiction to shell so what do i know...
     


  3. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    Will be watching for you at the airport. Glad to hear the loafers fit, even if not optimally.

    Still wondering how much difference there is between a "D" and a "B".......
     


  4. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    No, not TTS (which would be 11.5B). Again, 11C seems like it would be the optimal size. No charge for the re-lasting, but I presume that this a one shot deal.
     


  5. jah786

    jah786 Senior member

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    the "espresso" shell is stunning. I included the second pick from the Rancourt facebook site. It is too washed out from the "instagram" patina, but it is another view.

    In my mind I see a pair of dress chukkas with tempest sole...


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  6. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Does the espresso Blake have a 360 welt while the #8 below has a closed heel? or is just the way the picture makes it look?
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  7. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Senior member

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    ^^ I can see where the picture above looks like its a close heel, but the "welt" is actually 360. More accurately I believe it's an "aesthetic" welt, since this is a blake stitch and not a goodyear welted shoe.
     


  8. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    I am interested in some opinions on my blake boot design. Here is what I'm thinking/debating.

    Espresso shell
    Nickel eyelets (debating blind eyelets)
    White stitching on the upper
    Antique (brown) edge trim on the sole (debating unfinished edges, like on the #8 posted above)
    Tempest Sole

    Waiting to here back from Tayrn on if there are options for the midsole/welt, as they appear different on the #8 and espresso boots above.

    I will switch the laces out for the flat Alden boot laces.


    What would you do? What would you do differently?

    (I realize that this is all a matter of personal taste, but it helps me formulate my preferences when I hear suggestions from others.)
     
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  9. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    sounds like a great make-up.... I am anxious to see if the Espresso shell is the same as the "chocolate brown" shell I am getting, or if it is a different color. My boots are supposed to arrive on Thursday so hopefully I can get some pics posted...
     


  10. Kashiwa

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    ^^ Sounds like a great makeup to me.

    I think I'd go for the natural edging, as on the #8 boot above. Would look great with dark brown.
     


  11. Bakes11771

    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    Calikid - yes, please do give a full write up with many pics. I'm interested in hearing about the fit too. Did you go TTS?

    Kashiwa - Thats what I originally thought about the natural edging, but than I was swayed towards the antique/brown

    People also tend to prefer antique brass with brown shell, but I think Nickel will look better. Never liked the brass eyelets on the Alden cigar dover, personally. To me, the brass and brown kind of clash.

    Thanks for the feedback, still interested to hear what others think.
     


  12. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    Hey Bakes,
    Yup, true size... same size as my Rancourt Ranger mocs....
    Here were my specs.

    plain toe blake boot chocolate brown shell cordovan fully lined - tan lining / Gusset in Black lining antique brass eyelets #69 black topthread tempest outsole with fuller edge (do not trim closely) Midsole: natural with beige stitch Dark brown braided waxed laces
     


  13. Bakes11771

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    Cool. I guess the Gusset means that the tongue is attached, which I like, because I was worried it might move to one side like people complain about indy boots.

    I wonder what a non-plain-toe is? Norwegian Spit, Cap Toe?

    I guess my suspicion about the midsole was correct.
     


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    afixedpoint Crossfit

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    Vibram beefrolls, so shiny!
     


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    Funny you mention this, because I had my cobbler attach the tongue on my Indys for this very reason. I thought it was just me, but I guess it's the design. The speed lacing exacerbates the problem.

    Anyway, attached tongue is good.
     


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