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Yanko - Made In Spain Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. jamie411

    jamie411 Well-Known Member

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    Ugh, I hate the conflicting sizes being discussed on here. Some recommend sizing down from Rain, some staying with Rain size (including Skolyx) - I guess that's the nature of shoe sizing since everyone's foot is different. I'm tempted to go with my Rain size on the 915.

    Can someone post side by side pics of rain versus 915?
     
  2. Elessar

    Elessar Well-Known Member

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    Ah, cotton. Never used that before. Thanks! :)
     
  3. sarteaga

    sarteaga Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]


    My Yanko patina pair
     
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  4. Elessar

    Elessar Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Where did you get it? I don't see an adelaide in the Skolyx or Patine line-up.
     
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  5. Skolyx

    Skolyx Well-Known Member

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    I understand your confusion, based on our previous customers most of them choose same size in last 915 as in Rain. As you mention there is some people that size down in 915 but we generally recommend to choose same size in 915 as in Rain since its much easier to add a thin insole or other size adjusments if the shoes is a little bit to big than the opposite. However the fit is usually good and for most people 915 & Rain is good in the same size. If you want further help you can email us and we will check with further details like your feets length etc.


    Its MTO. However, we will add an adelaide on last 962 as stock model in about 1 week. (Light brown, York sole). The same as in this picture:

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    We will also add an adelaide on last 915 with single leather sole in about 3-4 weeks to our stock models.
     
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  6. Elessar

    Elessar Well-Known Member

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    Looks great!

    So, can you expand a bit on your MTO services? From your MTO guide,
    Quote:

    However, this doesn't feel like it addresses change in patterns outside of brogueing, like creating a new shoe sub-class (in this case, adelaide oxford). Do you keep a catalog of your past MTO shoes? That would be very helpful for future customers to go through (eg. Leffot keeps a catalog of MTOs: http://leffot.com/category/mto-gallery/ )

    I know you recommend us to contact you on your website, but maybe divulging the flexibility you offer with the MTO program might attract some customers here? :)
     
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  7. Skolyx

    Skolyx Well-Known Member

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    I agree totally with you, our mto guide is under reconstruction and also a mto-gallery is being prepared and we hope to be able to launch both in about 4 weeks.
    Until then, feel free to ask away if you have specific questions :)
     
  8. Elessar

    Elessar Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great, will stay tuned for your MTO catalog! :)
     
  9. cbfn

    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    How is the fit of last 962 compared to 915? Especially with regards to toe width.
     
  10. Skolyx

    Skolyx Well-Known Member

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    If you measure the front part of your feet at the widest part (circumference), the 962 will be 7mm bigger in circumference compared to 915.
    Our customers that have shoes in both lasts, generally choose same size in both 962 and 915.
     
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  11. Schweino

    Schweino Well-Known Member

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    Here you go:

    Rain boot VS 915 shoe. Both in size 8. The rain last tapers more towards the toes which results in a very snug fit for me. Size 8.5 in rain is too big for me causing heel slip. 915 in 8 is close to a perfect fit for me.

    You can also see that the shoe trees (both size 8) expand more in the 915 shoes than in the rain boots. I can even fit a size 8.5 shoe tree in the 915 lasted shoes.

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  12. smerf

    smerf Well-Known Member

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    No experience but definitely would stay with Meermin, it's a solid brand - good quality shoes, good quality leather, not much that can go wrong here imo.
     
  13. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Well-Known Member

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    Those looks like the ones I made :)
     
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  14. Galix

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    Why would you even recommend staying with Meermin over trying Yanko if you have never tried and compared both IRL?

    Yanko are IMO way better than Meermin in pretty much every point possible. And I can tell because I have had and worn several models of both brands.
     
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  15. smerf

    smerf Well-Known Member

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    My friend - the fact that I haven't worn one doesn't mean I haven't thoroughly looked at one :) Did I ever say that Meermin is better than yanko? I looked at the carson street website - the product is missing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Galix

    Galix Well-Known Member

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    Of course, because you replied to a post from 2013.
     
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  17. Schweino

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    Couldn't agree more
     
  18. jamie411

    jamie411 Well-Known Member

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    @Skolyx , could Yanko do a 915 derby boot along the lines of this Carmina Rain-last boot:

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    I've seen Yanko offers derby boots, but typically on other, more casual lasts. The only 915 boot I've seen was the tall balmoral boot...
     
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  19. suitandboot

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    Many thanks.
     
  20. Skolyx

    Skolyx Well-Known Member

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    There is no Derby boot available atm from Yanko, but I will make sure to add to our wishlist for the future. There is 3 different boots on the 915 last right now, the balmoral boot as you mentioned and:

    Chukka
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    And chelsea:
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