As per Septimus suggestion, I have posted my question here. Mods - I had created a separate thread for this; feel free to close it down.
I just got these AE McAllister wingtips. 9.5D is somewhat tight but the biggest issue is the lace gap which is pretty significant, as you can see. *I took the pictures at around 6pm. 9.5E looks fine but I have some heel slippage. Also, if they stretch, they will probably just close the gap which is not supposed to happen. Right? I am usually a 9.5 on everything and I got sized once at Nordstrom - 9.5D.
Will the 9.5D stretch to close the gap to an acceptable level (especially the right foot - a full 1 inch)?
How much heel slippage is too much?
If I was to go with a half size down wider shoe, should I go with 9E, EE, or EEE?