I tried to purchase the Freiberg on AE site and they were out of my size at $147. The shoe bank still has the Freiberg seconds listed at $234, but not in the color I wanted. I called AE and they confirmed they no longer had firsts in my size, but found the Freiberg seconds in the correct size and color. She had to ask for permission to adjust the price to at least match the $147 clearance. She came back and said the shoe bank site had not updated the price and the Freiberg second was $117! So, continue to watch for the price changes on the shoe bank as they will update soon or you may want to call now.
Pardon my lack of "filtration" - I got very little sleep and am pretty cranky. I called fully expecting the 2nds on the Freiburg to be the standard 147 -20%, or 117, and was told that 1sts were 147, 2nds were 234. I lost it a little - I felt like Vincent Gambini in that scene where he says the whole store got the flu...bullshit with that. I'll call back later.
This is how I would describe the Freiburg - 99% of the time I go with 7D, which is what I went with on these. Same as my 65 size (and virtually everything else). The toebox and heel fit extremely similar to the 65. The major difference, major, is instep. The vamp is raised to the point where it felt like I was almost swimming with room. I knew the length was correct and was really on the fence about the large amount of room. With gold toe or similar medium weight socks and tying them as tight as possible to eliminate some of the volume, I had a small amount of heel slip on both the right and left. Over a period of a couple days wear, I rubbed up my heels - moderately, not terrible. I would now consider them broken in. They are very comfortable, a little larger than I'd like, but no more heel slip. They feel larger to me than a McTavish but again, instep is the dominating factor - this being the 201 plus open-lacing. Long branch is kind of different altogether, hard for me to compare to that. The Long Branch had a wider toe but the vamp came down way lower, so to me the Long Branch felt tighter overall, but again, instep dominates. No way 1/2 size up from 65. If I could custom make anything I wanted, I'd go 65 and down in width.