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Really liking this brogue wingtip in light brown grain from Skolyx: http://www.skolyx.se/en/shoes/314-full-brogue-in-light-brown-grain-leather.html. I was about to pull the trigger on the Crockett and Jones Pembroke given the nice discount by purchasing through a UK stockist, but I could still save another ~$150 by going with these. Anyone own these or have thoughts on the two?

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@Schweino

 

I just caught this.  It's well documented all over the web that Shell Cordovan, no matter who made the shoe, can have issues with water spots.  The shoes on my feet right now, $800 Carminas with Horween Shell Cordovan (arguably the best in the world) have the same exact issue.  It's the leather, not the shoe maker.  And guess what, when I wipe it down with a cloth, some of that whiskey color comes off on the cloth.  Which is all normal.  I am sorry about your trousers though.  That would certainly bum me out.  Hopefully they cleaned up well!

 

Also, if you Google search "how to get water spots from Shell Cordovan" you will find many suggestions.  But it will boil down to this:  Wipe them entirely with a damp cloth.  Let them dry. Brush them like crazy.  Done.

 

Lasly, where can I buy some Navy Shell Yanko's?!?!?!  I would love to have a pair!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Schweino View Post


I don't completely agree. I own a pair of boots on the 525 last and the shaft is way too roomy as mentioned before in this thread. To me this is a design flaw. Also, when using them in wet weather, the leather heel stacks got soaked and soft resulting in a disformation of the stacks.

I also own a pair of cordovan shoes by Yanko and I am not impressed by the quality of the cordovan. When the shoes got some rain drops on them a lot of spots started to form that won't come out and when softly rubbing the shoes off with a cloth the blue finishing bled onto the cloth (and the bottom of my pants). The fit of the shoes is amazing though (915 last).

So, taking this into account I would not compare them to Carmina at all.

post #573 of 605

Hi Skolyx, just wondering if Yanko prices will see a price increase before the end of this year, was contemplating ordering in December on vacation (to save on taxes and duties!).

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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post
 

Hi Skolyx, just wondering if Yanko prices will see a price increase before the end of this year, was contemplating ordering in December on vacation (to save on taxes and duties!).

Hi burgerkong,

Its a bit hard to say since there is so many parameters involved, but feel free to send us an e-mail when its time to purchase and im sure we will find a good solution for you.

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Hello guys, I got this pair Yanko from eBay the seller has a shoes store in US so he can directly order from Yanko. The size is in US as well. This is an authentic pair right? Anyone can tell me which last is this? The seller doesn't know. Well, I wear Meermin Elton in 6.5, but this 7.5 pair is shorter than Elton 6.5 by half size. I don't feel tight when I am wearing it but the leather bend inwards when I am wearing these. Should I go half size bigger?
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I am not 100% sure how dress shoes should fit. The new pair of Yanko in 7.5 D in US size, it is actually shorter than my Meermin Elton 6.5 by half size. I cannot place my finger in the shoe for my bigger foot (according to guide online I should have room for a finger, smaller side has some room). I do not feel the shoes are tight when I am wearing them, which will be fine? But the leather bends inward when I put pressure on my feet.
This is with some pressure, the leather forms a curve.

This is when I lift my feet from the floor.
Are these shoes too small or too narrow? My feet are standard width if not narrow. Should I go up half a size or ignore the leather bending and finger test as long as I am comfortable wearing them?


Edited by CloudLi - 10/22/16 at 1:55pm
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post

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Hello guys, I got this pair Yanko from eBay the seller has a shoes store in US so he can directly order from Yanko. The size is in US as well. This is an authentic pair right? Anyone can tell me which last is this? The seller doesn't know. Well, I wear Meermin Elton in 6.5, but this 7.5 pair is shorter than Elton 6.5 by half size. I don't feel tight when I am wearing it but the leather bend inwards when I am wearing these. Should I go half size bigger?
I think these shoes were produced by Yanko before the current management took over, so this shoe is probably genuine, but nothing thats being produced today. Yanko uses closed channels for their leather soles today. I wouldnt size up based on your info smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Skolyx View Post


I think these shoes were produced by Yanko before the current management took over, so this shoe is probably genuine, but nothing thats being produced today. Yanko uses closed channels for their leather soles today. I wouldnt size up based on your info smile.gif

Yep, the bankrurcy of Yanko (from the Albadalejo family) started in 2005 and finally was took over by the new ownership in january 2007.  Maybe those shoes have been on the shelves for years.

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Originally Posted by Skolyx View Post


I think these shoes were produced by Yanko before the current management took over, so this shoe is probably genuine, but nothing thats being produced today. Yanko uses closed channels for their leather soles today. I wouldnt size up based on your info smile.gif

Thanks, were Yanko shoes made to the same standard comparing with their current model?

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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post

Thanks, were Yanko shoes made to the same standard comparing with their current model?
I dont have any experience from that time and dont know what leathers etc they used, i think you better ask the seller, hopefully he knows what he is selling wink.gif
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I dont have any experience from that time and dont know what leathers etc they used, i think you better ask the seller, hopefully he knows what he is selling wink.gif
Really appreciate for the info
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Does anyone know what material Yanko uses as a heel stiffener?  

 

I just received an order from Patine (but is the wrong size) and debating return vs exchange -- I found the heel to be stiff and uncomfortable, and feels far lass pliable/moldable than Carmina and AE shoes I have, so worry they may never fit properly in the heel.  Thanks

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Originally Posted by rdepuit View Post

Does anyone know what material Yanko uses as a heel stiffener?  

I just received an order from Patine (but is the wrong size) and debating return vs exchange -- I found the heel to be stiff and uncomfortable, and feels far lass pliable/moldable than Carmina and AE shoes I have, so worry they may never fit properly in the heel.  Thanks

Yanko uses leather board in the heel.
post #585 of 605
Just received these from Skolyx today. Dark brown Oxfords on York sole built on the 962 last. I can confirm what others have said and the last does run slightly large. I am almost always a size 8.5uk (272mm length foot) and got these in an 8 and will be returning the 8.5 I initially bought. Initial impressions are very good and I think the quality Yanko provide for a £240ish shoe is excellent. I highly recommend Skolyx if you are thinking of buying Yanko, Emil is a very nice person to deal with and is always quick to reply to emails. Now I can't wait for my MTO Suedue quarter brogues to arrive from Patine on the 915 last!

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