I'm thinking of doing five MTOs and one RTW. I haven't decided all the details yet, but so far I'm thinking about EG Halifax in chestnut calf; EG Dover in nutmeg suede; EG Dover in either hazel or burnt pine; EG Olney in dark oak antique; and G&G Canterbury in shell cordovan. The RTW is EG's Piccadilly in dark oak antique.
Unfortunately there are no stores around here that sell G&G, so I'm unable to try any on in person. I'm an 8.5 in EG's 202 and 82, however, so it sounds like 8.5 in G&G's GG06 would work.
D, Im a perfect US 9.5 and I take a 9E in the GG06. Those shoes you got from me were too small for me - so if they fit you, an 8.5 is likely fine.
While I dont have any GG06 in current rotation, if you want to try on a TG73 or MH71 for fit, email me.