Fabulous, I've got my fingers crossed.
Thank you sir.
If this materializes this certainly would be one heck of great way of killing those two birds with one stone.
I wear 9.5UK in the C&J 348 last and 9.5UK/10US in EG888, but the EG is the snuggest possible fit and the 348 is a very good fit with a touch of room (but not so much room I could size down to 9). A half size bigger in the 888 than the 348 is quite normal I understand. A full size suggests the last might not be right for your foot and that going up a full size so it's big enough in the toe box will make it too wide or too big in the heel. I'd definitely try before you buy unless you can return or exchange without a hassle.