I'm a 9.5UK on the Lobb 1105 last & 7000 last, and the 43.5 U-last is perfect for me. I made the mistake of going with forum consensus and sized up to a 44 for my first pair - they proved to be too big.
This is exactly what I've been looking for recently - I have a backlog of items which has accumulated since I heard on SF that Thomas retired. What's the pricing like on alterations work under the new proprietors?
I'll start with something relatively simple - hemming and cuffing new pants.