Yanko - Made In Spain Shoes

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

  1. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    Hi Galix,

    Be sure you have made a wise decision, so nothing to worry about. Please, compare both box calf leathers: one is a Yanko (similar to yours) and the other is a Hand Made shoe from Vass (left) . Good leather so far.

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  2. southern-swede

    southern-swede Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Left to right:
    Meermin, Yanko, Yanko.
    Bought from Skolyx.
    Actually, my first time I did polish my shoes for real :)
     
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    oxfordsandties Senior member

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    Hey guys, I really want to pull the trigger on a pair of yanko but I am extremely hesitant about the sizing. I feel that the 915 last will be a bit too narrow for me given that I have extremely flat feet. I generally take a 11.5uk in Meermin hiro, 12D on brannock, and 12D on Allen Edmonds. Is there another last outside of the 915 I should be looking at?
     
  4. Danno

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  5. SartodiNapoli

    SartodiNapoli Senior member

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    Well, maybe the translation is not double stitching, but sure any real shoe as the ones i am used to see daily or my friends produce on Italy have not that low quality feeling or double thread/stitching on the soles. Call it with the name you desire, but that is not a high quality feature and just checked on all my shoes. Edited: just asked for info to a relative owner of one of the biggest women shoe factories in Spain ( whose quality also is as this...) is telling me that machine stitching on the sole is called Escarpin. How a socalled handmade shoe has machine made threads as that? NOTE; I say handmade because on the shoes we handled are embroided HANDMADE, that seems as I wrote on my previous post, a gimmick? Good leather he said? That one was funny even " good" is a personal believe, sure not good to the real good or max industry standard. That leather is very softened with the softener/lightner sanding machine that after time won't handle it's shape or will be deeply creased. And curious too just for our personal opinion, (of a " troll" whose family has been just 1 century on this,) then the soles were on the contrary, ultrastiff and with plastic heel. Strange combination. See the pics of the exact same shoe we handled yesterday, note the obvious plastic heel other poster was denying it´s plastic, and also denying the sole thing as I said. Edit; The other poster deleted/edited the post were was saying; Yanko says/confirmed all our shoes got leather heels. ( While the picture with the Yanko logo shows plastic heel) [​IMG] With this Spanish circle as Zapasman is impossible to talk. They believe their stuff is the best, while is just the opposite and deny obvious facts and insults. But let them believe their overpriced Seat Panda is an Aston Martin if they are happy with it. Not my business. Calls me troll when can´t answer facts but one of his friends was curiously banned by deeply trolling the Made in Spain shoes thread last week. Seem youngsters getting fun trolling online or promote all the time garments whose quality and look leave a lot to be desired, but believe they are handling the Kiton kind quality we handle or even do daily. Maybe readed, cultivated people have heard about the Plato cove story... I quit from this thread but will post tomorrow on another what a proper handmade shoe is and of course, lacks of those Escarpin threads visible on the sole among other things. I hope other shoes of the brand are better than the ones we handled yesterday or at least as were decades ago. Sure those weren't and I want to help as always, people overprices just because fake hypes/shills etc. Best and sorry for such a long answer.
     
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  6. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    You never quit troll!!
     
  7. SartodiNapoli

    SartodiNapoli Senior member

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    Are people who can't handle the truth.

    Now to my ignore list. Ciao Ciao.
     
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  8. Danno

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    I would most likely be in on this. Apologize if this is a silly question, does hand painting the shoe affect how much of a mirror finish we can polish the shoe to?
     
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    I do not know about the mirror finish question. The price is actually approximately $300 + shipping. Customs fees are not included. Let me know if you're still interested.
     
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    There is no visible stitching on the sole, double or otherwise, because it is a closed channel sole. What you are looking at is a design applied to the sole. If you had handled these shoes as you claim you did, you'd know that. Which is how I know you're lying.
     
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    Nope, here are my painted yanko with what I think is an acceptable shine
    [​IMG]
     
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    Niklas,

    that's is a beautiful shine, and shoe!
     
  13. SartodiNapoli

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    Now what is this stitching, Is a “ decorative design applied to the sole” ? Great euphemism.[​IMG]


    Please do no manipulate my speech and do not insult me.Thank you

    And what won´t quit is that the overall quality of the shoe was poor and not for a 150-180 euros shoe. always on my opinion.
     
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  14. bengal-stripe

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    What you believe to be stitching is actually a decorative pattern applied with a wheel around the sole edge. It is usually called "scalloping".

    The actual stitching is protected by a flap (channelled) and not visible until the sole shows significant wear.
     
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