Ok, so my first experiment with EG sizing was unsuccessful. Luckily Skaok offers to make stock models in any size, without MTO charges. So a dark oak Westminster is in my future, and i hope i can use my same TG73 size of 10.5 G width for this EG 888 last. I tried the 11 F on the 82 last, and the toe box was great, but the instep & heel were too voluminous. I'm hoping the 10.5 G width will reduce those two areas a bit.
It is sad that it's still so easy for me to waste so much money at this stage of sartorial knowledge. I considered that even if i go to, lets say Leffot (which requires a flight), they will more than likely not have G width models for me to try first, so they will also have to make an estimated guess based on my foot measurements. The best shot would be for me to attend some kind of EG trunk show (or visit their store in England), and have them size me themselves. As i write this, it seems to me that i should just hold off on EG until such a scenario presents itself. WHY MUST PROPER SHOE SIZING ELUDE ME SO?! #iGentProblems