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Read the posts above the one you quoted.

Oh I saw that, I thought you were saying it was somehow possible.  Disregard.

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hi again. Didn't get a reply to a previous post so wasn't sure if it was just an off time, stupid question, bad picture or some combination. Thought I'd try again. I received a pair of Harrison's from amazon and was just trying to see if a small flaw at the toe cap was something worth returning over or if it would probably disappear with polish. I think these images capture it better. This is my first pair of AEs or any decent dress shoe for that matter. Thanks for any advice!
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I think that small flaw on the Harrisons will polish out and not be noticeable.

 

On another topic, does anyone have pictures of shell burgundy Leeds?  I'd love to see them.  And, any advice on sizing compared to the 5-last (where I'm a 10D)?

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Hi, everyone.

I'm thinking of buying a pair of walnut Clifton. Is Nordstrom the only store where I can buy them?

I bought Clifton 1st's from an AE store in NYC about 2.5 years ago. They weren't in stock (odd size) so they were mailed to me. Not sure if this has now changed?
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thank you septimus, much appreciated. While I'm here I thought I would contribute my sizing experience since it seems to be a common question for people new to the brand. I am normally an 11 and using the printable tool from the ae website I was an 11c. When I had a chance, I stopped by a local L&T to try on the Park ave. I had my eye on several shoes on the 5 last (park ave, strand). They only carried 11 in D which ended up being still too tight in the toes. 11.5D seemed more comfortable but not quite right. I wanted to try a 3 last since I thought the wider toe would suit me better. Fortunately Amazon was carrying the Harrison on sale (in 11D), which is essentially the park ave on a 3 instead of 5. I was pleased to find it fit well as I hoped. Not sure if that means the 5 is out for me or I just have to experiment more with L-W combinations. Anyway hope this is helpful to a future researcher.
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thank you septimus, much appreciated. While I'm here I thought I would contribute my sizing experience since it seems to be a common question for people new to the brand. I am normally an 11 and using the printable tool from the ae website I was an 11c. When I had a chance, I stopped by a local L&T to try on the Park ave. I had my eye on several shoes on the 5 last (park ave, strand). They only carried 11 in D which ended up being still too tight in the toes. 11.5D seemed more comfortable but not quite right. I wanted to try a 3 last since I thought the wider toe would suit me better. Fortunately Amazon was carrying the Harrison on sale (in 11D), which is essentially the park ave on a 3 instead of 5. I was pleased to find it fit well as I hoped. Not sure if that means the 5 is out for me or I just have to experiment more with L-W combinations. Anyway hope this is helpful to a future researcher.

 

BL, thanks for sharing.  This is similar to my experience.  I wear a 9.5 D in the 5 last and 9.5 B in the 3 last.  The 5 last is quite narrow, so I would try 11E to see if that's any better.  Is there an AE store near by?  In my experience, it's important to get fitted correctly at a AE store since they stock more shoes in different widths.  Once you figure out what's comfortable in the 5 last, there are many popular options in this last you can choose from.

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BL, thanks for sharing.  This is similar to my experience.  I wear a 9.5 D in the 5 last and 9.5 B in the 3 last.  The 5 last is quite narrow, so I would try 11E to see if that's any better.  Is there an AE store near by?  In my experience, it's important to get fitted correctly at a AE store since they stock more shoes in different widths.  Once you figure out what's comfortable in the 5 last, there are many popular options in this last you can choose from.

I don't think there is one near my home but I am in NYC fairly often for work so will try to stop by one of their midtown stores at some point. Thanks for the advice.
Unfortunately amazon didn't have the Harrison in 11b so didn't get to try it. The 11d is a hair wide in the left shoe, the laces just about meet. Not sure if my feet are uneven or the shoes.
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I don't think there is one near my home but I am in NYC fairly often for work so will try to stop by one of their midtown stores at some point. Thanks for the advice.
Unfortunately amazon didn't have the Harrison in 11b so didn't get to try it. The 11d is a hair wide in the left shoe, the laces just about meet. Not sure if my feet are uneven or the shoes.

My understanding is that AE doesn't stock that many shoes from the independence line, especially in the odd sizes (B widths).  Make sure you call the store ahead of time to reserve a pair in your size for you.  My SA had one pair made (took about 3-4 weeks) so I can try them on.  

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I use black or navy polish on navy or black shoes , can never tell a difference! Have even used chic brown on .#8 comes out perfect! I love how everyone thinks they are going to change the color of a fine shoe with a little polish!
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I use black or navy polish on navy or black shoes , can never tell a difference! Have even used chic brown on .#8 comes out perfect! I love how everyone thinks they are going to change the color of a fine shoe with a little polish!

Agreed, polish does very little to change the colour of your shoes if you apply directly, much less the slight bit of extra when you change colours. Not only that, but a brush is so easy to clean.

 

Then again, I'm always a proponent of the best method, and that would be to use separate brushes

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One brush for light colors , one for dark colors is all one needs I have been doing it for years my burgandys are still burgandys and blacks still black cigar still cigar!
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One brush for light colors , one for dark colors is all one needs I have been doing it for years my burgandys are still burgandys and blacks still black cigar still cigar!

Although I agree that the probability of color bleed (unless you use it when creaming or paste waxing) will be minimal to none. For the cost of a brush compared to the cost of your shoes, I gladly spend the few dollars and not even have to think about it.
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McAdams (http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9011_1_40000000001_-1_) in suede?

How would it compare to this Carmina?
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McAdams (http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF9011_1_40000000001_-1_) in suede?

How would it compare to this Carmina? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Poorly. Those Carmina's are in a whole different league.

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Poorly. Those Carmina's are in a whole different league.
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Poorly. Those Carmina's are in a whole different league.
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