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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. rydenfan

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    Thanks so much! I am really psyched with how both makeups turned out
     
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    Thanks so much! I am really psyched with how both makeups turned out
     
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    Rydenfan what's your thought on the color and look of the espresso shell
     
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    I am very pleased with it. The color is much more uniform than the sample I had and is a rich brown without being too dark. It is not quite as polished but some repeated brushing will do wonders.
     
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    Try some Venetian Cream. Puts a great shine on shell.
     
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    I second
     
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    Thanks. Not worried about it at all as heavy brushing will take care of it. Just noting that the finished as not as polished looking as Alden
     
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    I have not gotten any of there shell yet but I bet they are just like the AE finish but your right nothing that allot of brushing won't fix
     
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    Bravo Zulo, very well done!

    Every since CaliKid had his Espresso Blake's built last fall I have been thinking of a good use of the Espresso shell. Been lurking a long time on this thread going back and forth on options. Have had my eye on the Taylor Stitch Ranger Moc in #8 CXL with mini lug sole: http://taylorstitch.com/collections/shoes-by-rancourt-and-co/products/color-8-chromexcel-ranger-moc and the price recently went up from $250 to $275. Sounds like a good excuse to get the shell and close to the same build instead for just a "little bit" more [​IMG]

    Because of you I purchased a pair of Alden Ravello chukka's from Alden Madison NYC a few weeks ago when you turned me on to the availability of them (and thank you!). With summer coming I could see myself actually getting more use out of these in the same exact makeup which I would also choose than most of my other shoes\boots after work when you add it all up. They are perfect and exactly what I have been thinking about lately, despite removing 8 inches of new snow from the driveway once again today. IMO you created a work of very functional art, and it is outstanding. Again very well done and I hope you enjoy them!
     
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    One of our customers' MTO shoes;

    Bison with a leather lining and a nice lug sole to keep the slush away.
     
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    Thanks so much for the kind words! Glad I was also able to help you on the Ravello chukkas as they are a beautiful boot. I think you will be very pleased should you decide to order this makeup. I especially love the "commando" sole as I was unsure as to exactly how theirs would turn out. I have seen some that are quite thick and bulky; however, Rancourt's is much more in the style of Aldens where it is low-profile and stitched in. I foresee this pair getting a lot of use.
     
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    These are really nice. Great looking makeup and something a little different.

    Also, is this the smoke bison color? Is is grey or a dark brown?
     
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    I don't know how it holds up, but they have different colors. This boot is made of it on the uppers:

    http://www.rancourtandcompany.com/maine-ring-boot-brown-chromepak.html
     
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    Chromepack is definitely a different color from Natty CXL, it's also twice as thick (chromepack is 10 oz or so, most shoes are made with 5 oz). That said, with wear, the difference will be negligible, since your uppers will experience different wear from the soles. I've been walking around with my Quoddy Dawson's a bit, they've held up to water and salt pretty well. That said, I gave them a coat (uppers and lowers) of neatsfoot and then LP, because I was worried about water damage. I'd say if you think you're going to wear them in wetness at all, it's a good choice.
     
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    This is actually just our dark brown bison. we have smoke as well - its definately brown but there is something.... "grayer" about it

    think a far darker "fawn". it's sharp.
     
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    Do you have pictures of the different shades of CXL? Specifically the wheat, teak fargo, and plainsman brown, and how they relate to each other.
     
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    Hello all - first time poster. I am 90% convinced I am buying the Rancourt beefrolls from club monaco. Anyone know if the club monaco collabs are CXL? Or are they calf? Thanks in advance everyone.
     
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    From the pic the look like Cxl... Remember to size down.... Worst case.. If you have other mocs, you can add their insole in to take up space.
     

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