A couple observations on this.
The brannock device gives you a very vague starting point, especially when it comes to what the right worth is. There's so many factors that come into play like a high instep, flat feet, fleshy feet, bony feet, bunions, etc., its impossible to gauge width purely off of a 2D measurement.
The 5 last on 95% of guys is going to have a slight to moderate gap in the laces. Generally speaking, if it laces closed all the way, its too big. This gives you room for adjustment as the shoe breaks in. I can't say for sure but I tend to agree with the prior comments, you need to go a width wider to give your instep more room, or try going to a blucher.
This is off the current topic but was hoping maybe you could shed a little light on this for me (I posted a few pages back about this also). I was initially looking for a Ridgeway or a Black Hills in black (both of which are gone now). I measure a 7.5D and the 7D in the 65 last fits me extremely well, enough that I probably wouldn't need to even try the pair on. I am very likely going to pick up a pair of Nashuas in all black but have to go with 7.5D, as I find the 114 last very short comparatively. I really was looking for an Aberdeen but shoebank only has the Brooks Bros version left, so I don't know what the poron will do to the fit (if it will be significantly smaller, etc.). It turns out they also have some Kiowas left. I always loved the way these looked but on this I would have no idea on the fit - they are handsewn so I wonder if I would also need the half size up in these too? If you have any familiarity with either of these I would appreciate some comments. Thanks so much for your help.