I really like the rigidity and support of this pair of Dovers on the 606 last (8.5 E uk). I am still breaking them in but I am sure this last will be one of my best fits. Question for those who know well GG Vs EG: would you say that GG MH71 last is the closest in shape to EG 606?. If so, should I size up .5 on the MH71 and go for an F width?. Many thanks.
You and I are the same size. I recently tried on the TG73 and the MH71 and found them both to be just awful in a UK8.5E. The forefoot was overly tight and the heel was much more loose by comparison. That said, if I went up a width it would only expound the heel cup issue. The length fit fine however, maybe even a bit long. Both lasts had a similar fit, the only real difference was the toe shape. Additionally, and this is pure personal taste, I found them to be overly feminine and elvish. I think they would pair well on a slender gent with a very slim fit suit...but for muscular or larger builds, you'd need a spray tan and gold chains to complete the look. Not for me - 3/10, would pass.