c&j can't be roomier than loake .I am a us 8eee and struggle with c&j sizing. uk 8 (medium or wide) in c&j is my safest option. Same with carmina I wear uk8. Loake i can fit into a uk7 - but prefer a uk 7.5.
You are right. Its hard to keep up with a large shoe rotation. Currently have over 35 pairs of dress shoes(all good year welted) and 20+ pairs of casual shoes. Most mornings I have to change shoes few times before I decide which pair I will wear that day!
Wesfarmers and Woolworths started a huge battle in Australia. Not to mention so far Casualties been small grocery and corner shops. Bunnings and Masters will probably wipe out all the small hardware stores soon enough. Big 4 banks are next on line ??