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Yanko - Made In Spain Shoes

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

  1. zielschuss

    zielschuss Well-Known Member

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    The leather on the Yankos is a tiny bit thinner than it is on the Carminas; you can see it in the pictures at the vamp by the lacing. The surface finishing looks identical though and in order to tell the difference, I think you'd need someone with a lot more knowledge about leather than I have to take a look at these.
     
  2. Harvitz81

    Harvitz81 Senior member

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    Mine arrived today and they indeed are very high quality!

    I would definitely place them above anything calf from Alden and AE and on par with Carmina from my limited experience with all these brands. Probably not going to wear them for a week or so - debating getting some sunken metal toe plates installed...
     
  3. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Love the stingrays in the back!
     
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  4. IVotedForKodos

    IVotedForKodos Member

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    Picked up a pair 2 weeks ago at El Corte Ingles in Madrid during July's tiempo de rebajas for 99.99 Euro Minus 10% non EU discount and a tax refund. On my feet for the first time today and so far loving them, especially at that price.
     
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    Just got back into town and I tried mine on. They're a little snug on the instep--I don't have particularly high insteps, but the rest of the shoes feel great. Admittedly, there's probably some swelling of my feet since I just got home after a 4 hour flight from Chicago. I slipped them on and walked around the house for ~10 minutes (to assess the fit), and I could already feel the instep loosening up. So, I'd chalk up the snug instep to foot swell.

    I did notice that the shaping of the sole tip is a little "wobbly", nothing terrible though. In fact, the more I look at it, the more I actually like it. It has some sprezz right out of the box. LOL. Other than that, the shoes are well finished. Here's my honest assessment; while I got them on sale, I'd still buy them at full retail ($550 or thereabouts). I have C&J and Canali shoes in that $550 retail range and these shoes are every bit as nice in terms of fit, feel (comfort and stability) and overall finish.

    I'm off to get my shoes Topy'd.
     
  7. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    wow what a great price. would love to see some pics in real life
     
  8. hookem12387

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    I'm liking mine. They may be on the ever-so-slightly big size of a 10.5, but I'm a smaller 10.5 anyway.For 99 euro, I'd buy 3 or 5 pairs.
     
  9. cpmac7

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    I need a nice pair of wholecuts like that
     
  10. othertravel

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    I'm heading to that region next week. I'll PSA here if I find any at a good price.

    I usually don't charge a proxy fee (SFers should pay it forward!) but shoes are heavy and the airline might charge me if I go over the weight limit. Plus a typical suitcase can only fit about 4 pairs of shoes with boxes; maybe twice that without boxes.
     
  11. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    ^ Very cool of you. I'd definitely be interested.
     
  12. othertravel

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    Honestly, I really missed out on my last trip.

    I found Carmina snuff suede captoes for 200 euros, but didn't know much about the brand at the time and skipped them. Also didn't pick up a Zegna for Dunhill suit for 699 euros (the dunhill cuts are great, especially the belgravia line).

    On a positive note, picked up a Pal Zileri Sartoriale SC for 200 euros and a bunch of PZ ties for 12 euros each (!).
     
  13. Omar1223

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    +1 would be interested in the shoes as well. thanks!
     
  14. grendel

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    +1 would be interested as well.

    Anyone know if Yanko is the maker for Howard Yount's shoes? I haven't handled them but they're made in Spain to a good quality standard.
     
  15. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Yanko suede wingtip tassel loafers
     
  16. hookem12387

    hookem12387 Senior member

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    So what's the normal price for yanko in Spain?
     
  17. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Roughly €250, but I buy them at a department store ("El Corte Inglés"). No idea what the price is at their own store.

    This pair was €200, marked down to €150. The calf models they were selling at El Corte Inglés seemed to me made with sub-par leather, and certainly don't look as good as those in the pictures posted by Crat.
     
  18. atia2

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    It may interest some of you to know that Shipton & Heneage use (used?) Yanko as a manufacturer. I recently bought this split-toe derby, and you can see Yanko's mark on the rubber sole. I must say it was a beautifully made shoe, a good notch above the C&J split-toe I have at present, but the fit wasn't right so I couldn't keep it. A real bargain at £169, although not many sizes are left.

    PS I have nothing to do with S&H, other than having bought one pair of shoes there.
     
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  19. othertravel

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    Checked out Yanko shoes at Cortes Ingles and they aren't that bad.

    2 models:

    1. Black stitched for about 150 euros. Not that great in my opinion.

    2. Goodyear models for about 200 to 250 euros. The leather is a bit thinner than Carmina, but good designs.

    My honest opinion, they're ok, but wouldn't be my first choice for a value-priced GY welted shoe.


    I also found this store in Portugal that carries the following Goodyear-welted shoes for 30 euros (!). They're not Yanko but a better bargain for beater shoes imo.

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  20. damiance

    damiance Well-Known Member

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    the leather used nowadays by Yanko is delivered by 3 european tanneries:
    1. D’Annonay
    2. Du Puy (owned by Weston)
    3. Kegar (known as Freundenberg / Weinheimer Leder; used for example by Allen Edmonds)

    so the quality is undisputable.

    All black shoes are made of famous Freundenberg Box Calf (search SF for more info). I bought my first pair - model 561 - in February. Pictures taken a few months ago below. The leather on this model is D'Annonay aniline burgundy calf.

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    In Europe Yanko is available on-line here, [version in English is being prepared, but one can contact by e-mail: sklep@patine.pl ]

    http://www.patine.pl

    exemplary last measures are here:
    http://www.patine.pl/webpage/en/tabela-rozmiarowa.html

    AND - straps which were not mentioned until now ..
    http://patine.pl/category/paski?horizontal
     

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