Very surprised to hear you were a size 1 in the chukka. If there is no size 0 for this model, then there must be a very large number of Japanese men who would be out of luck on these. I know how they feel. That means that the size 3 would fit somewhere around 11US, I guess. Good to know. Closer, but still no cigar.
Looking forward to some progress reports and some action shots!
And give us some pics of those loafers, when you get em.