Ok these shoes look great. I have a couple of questions.
1. How do you determine your size? The only "real" dress shoe I own currently is the AE Park Avenue in 8D which fits well.
2. How would one go about recrafting/resoling/repairing the shoes a couple years down the line in the US?
I am fairly new to all this myself, so regarding size, I will just tell you how it works for me personally. Hopefully it will be applicable to you as well:
My first dress shoes were AEs in 10D. I have a few pairs from them in 10D and some alden dessert boots in 10D. They all fit well enough. In C&J drummond, I am a 9E. I used this as my reference when asking for advise from Sandro because I figured that he probably was not overly familiar with AE. He reccomended the Chukkas in size 9, and my MTO hiro last double monks in size 9 as well. So, for a size 10D AE, you size down one full size, at least for these two lasts.
edit: The chukkas fit perfectly, but i do not have my shell double monks yet... but if they were right on one, I bet that their size suggestion will be right on the hiro last too.
I am betting that you would probably find a local shoe repair source for new soles/repairs.