I have wide-ish feet, RL 9 is good width wise but too long, 8.5 is good length wise but a tad too narrow. I think a 8UK pair from CJ will fit the bill. Lets see if we can get 12 interested. Im thinking the exact same makeup as the Marlow - double leather sole, brown shell, wheeled welt.
I'm your exact size. 8e UK in the 325 was great for me, while I couldn't get a good fit in any Ralph Lauren sized Marlow. I'm in the camp that says there is *something* weird going on in the sizing of the traditional Marlow. Narrow width? I dunno but it's weire