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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    I think Navy blue shell in the PTB would be awesome!
     
  2. zazaza

    zazaza Senior member

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    the cigar Pitt boot is my grail.

    your boots looks pretty damn good, though.

    can you give any insight on the fit? I know you said TTS, but do they feel like a new pair of Barrie/TruB lasted boots initially or are they more snug? (Specifically in the heel)
     
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  3. UltraMagnetical

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    Im looking to get a ranger moc for casual wear (chinos and denim)...I was thinking CXL would be the most versatile...having trouble picking out a sole...I need to use them for 3 season wear (spring summer fall)...any recommendations?
     
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    do you have a preference as to heel height?

    if you don't want a heel; crepe or camp sole (i prefer crepe)

    if you don't mind a heel: tempest sole (leather/rubber) or the reltex lactae hevea
     
  5. Kashiwa

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    Lined or unlined? Not a deal breaker, but I think the lower profile sole is better on a shoe you plan to wear casually without socks.

    I think it's hard to beat this one: natural CXL with red rubber and nickel eyelets. Perfect for dark denim and chinos.

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    I think my combo of #8 CXL and honey RLH sole is pretty unbeatable.
     
  7. Calikid

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    thanks, in the heel they feel pretty close to the Barrie but slightly looser around ball and arch of foot... but very comfortable 1st time I put them on and very comfortable wearing....
     
  8. Kashiwa

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    Pic from the Rancourt display at Northern Grade. Blake chukka and Hamilton cap toe.

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    The chukka boots seems nice; still thinking unlined chukka by alden or this one.

    Anyone ordered the ring boots yet?
     
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    Not sure..what are the pros/cons to line or unlined? IM kinda new to this.
     
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    would you happen to have a pic?
     
  12. Kashiwa

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    Never seen or handled the Rancourt chukkas, but I think they are a really solid alternative to an unlined suede Alden chukka. Don't get me wrong, the Alden's are nice, but, to me, the moccasin construction seems perhaps more suited to a casual, comfort oriented makeup like an unlined chukka than the goodyear welted Alden. Also, not really a fan of the busy contrast stitching on the Alden chukkas. Plus, MTO with Rancourt would give you some really nice options for leather and soles (although the Alden waterlock are nice for sure).
     
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  13. Kashiwa

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    If you want to wear sockless, you should definitely go unlined. Unlined is cool on the feet and doesn't absorb moisture and the smell of a lined shoe. If you'd like a more structured and padded shoe, you'd be better served with a lining. I'm not exactly sure what the negative side of an unlined shoe is.
     
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    Is it just me or does the toe seem a bit bulbous for a desert boot? I'm thinking about picking one up, but this definitely seems like it'd have an unflattering profile.
     
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    Unlined is generally a bit cooler and more comfortable when warm out. Lined (depending on lining, but in general) is much softer inside and more comfortable when slipping on. Also if it's a bit cooler then it's nice to have the lining. Both have different feels and I think it depends on the wearer. I'm 50/50 about on lined and unlined for my "sockless" shoes
     

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