I'm between sizes on Barrie I can wear either 8 or 8.5. I usually make the decision depending on what type of boots they are dress (thin socks)/casual (thick socks).That being said I bought 8.5D on Aberdeen and they fit like a glove. They are definitely a narrower last but it's elongated as well. I think it might be one of the best fits I've ever had; including other makers.
A wider last is better for this makeup. I've always been against the 110 in past discussions but if the inspiration is the photo that's been floating around this thread, than it needs to be a wider last. Don't get me wrong I love the 2030 but 110 is just a better last for this makeup. IMO.
Gustin is pretty good like Mike said. Its a pretty easy price entry point. Honestly Gap has some decent selvedge denim at a cheap price if you watch the sales. Is it the best denim on earth? No, but its pretty good for 20-30 bucks. It took me forever to find a brand I really loved and fit me well. Which is RRL cause it fits my style.
I would likely vote this boot because I missed out on the 2045 makeup in Feb.110 last with contrast white stitching. Everything else the same as you have it. (Im impartial about speedhooks, if they are there fine, if they are not fine.)