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RANCOURT & Co. Shoes - Made in Maine

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

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  1. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    My opinion is that neither shell nor the beefroll loafer are too dressy for shorts. I'm assuming here that we aren't talking about athletic shorts or jean shorts or such. I'd wear them sockless with shorts in general and this is a classic casual Americana look, IMO.


    Agree with this almost completely, though I'd qualify it by repeating that I don't think that shell is by any means too dressy for the RIGHT kind of shorts in this shoe.
     
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    Agree. But I think he said he was looking for something in between "dressy" and a boat shoe. Now we agree that a shell beefroll is not dressy, a CXL calf loafer would definietly fit the bill for being in between shell and boat shoe IMO.
     
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    So . . . I finally pulled the trigger on an MTO Ranger-Moc. Placed the order today with Katie at Rancourt. So far the process has been smooth and easy. We had a chat a few weeks ago about the various leather offers which resulted in her sending me a bunch of swatches. After being distracted for a few weeks, I finally decided on the Golf Green CXL. The full make up is green CXL, brass eyelets, tan contrast stitching, RLH sole, with a natural leather welt (or under sole, not sure what it really is as these are Moc stitched and not a true welt). Basically, this should look like their green shell Ranger-Moc except with a brighter green CXL. Cost is $315 + $12. After a prompt paypal transaction I received an email confirming that i should receive my order in about two weeks.

    Thanks everyone for your input a few weeks ago.
     
  4. FrankCowperwood

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    Leather sole makes a difference too, I think. That dresses almost any Rancourt shoe up a little bit.
     
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    Well I think I'm just going to stay with just the shell penny just wanted to make sure not too dressy for shorts. Yes just some nice shorts not jean or gym
     
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    I think that's a great choice.
     
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    Viberg has been working with the ripple sole as well. It's interesting, but I'm not sure which style category it fits in.
     
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    THAT sole on THAT shoe is the dumbest thing that I have ever seen!

    definitely more appropriate for a boot.
     
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    Yuketen used to have a sole like that.
     
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    When money starts falling from the sky, I'm gonna get saddle shell penny loafer with ripple sole.
     
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    I remember when I was a little kid my dad had a pair of black wingtips with a ripple sole.
    They may have been longwings for all I can remember. Pretty sure they were Florsheims.
    They were some heavy ass shoes.
     
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    Those remind me of late 80's early 90's goths in their creepers
     
  14. FrankCowperwood

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    Something on that same midsole as the ripple shoe above from the Rancourt site.

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    I really like the thick leather wedge. It looks quite nice new. I'd be tempted to find a style for myself with that. Out sole looks good on this boot to me. Obviously lower profile than the shoe referenced above.

    Also my desire for saddle shell with a red sole is currently focused on a ring boot. Not a favored style here, I know, and I don't think I'll actually do it. But then maybe I will. Don't have anything like that. Now triple leather wedge midsole on that? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.
     
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    Anyone heard anything about their plans for a web app to let you customize a a design and see it before ordering?
     
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    Anyone have pictures of the espresso shell cordovan with a bit of wear on them? I would love to see how this finish looks with some age.
     
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    The new boots looks very promising.
     
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    I baby mine so they still look new. Maybe Calkid has pics. Also, a few weeks back on Rancourts instagram they did a shell blake boot before/after refinishing. I think it was espresso, but it could have been #8
     
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    I think i've read the whole thread at least once, so I can to some degree anticipate the answer. I'm trying to find a shoe to fit the following scenario, which my CXL camp mocs doesn't quite do. I would like a shoe suitable for a fair bit of walking, and comfort for a lot of standing (I lecture, so stand in one place for long stretches). I'm leaning toward the ranger moc, and think that the chili latigo model on the website might be the way to go, but I have these reservations:

    1, nobody here has said much about latigo, even when the question arises.
    2, my unlined camp mocs are good length but just a bit snug, so I'm unsure of sizing when buying a lined shoe. Rancourt says to order the same size as unlined, but the camp-mocs were able to stretch to fit, which I would assume a lined pair in latigo won't do.
    3, I don't particularly like the Vibram sole on that shoe and would go with the Lactae Hevea for comfort's sake--but am I losing some of the qualities of a walker this way--traction, durability?

    So some days I'm leaning toward the chili latigo model with a different sole, and other days I'm leaning toward an unlined ranger moc in #8 or dark brown CXL with the Lactae Hevea sole. The difference is leather, lining, and the addition of a midsole--in other words, pretty substantial differences between the two.

    Any opinions and suggestions would be much appreciated.
     

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