Just a heads up (if it hasn't already been discussed), but Brooks Brothers has a code that gives $200 off any item over $500, bcsp15. They have a handful of Alden suede boot, blucher and oxford models in most sizes and some black & #8 cordovan bluchers in limited sizes.
When Brooks Brothers sells their unbranded Aldens do they take the different sizes of the lasts into account?
For example, these look like a ptb on a Barrie on which I normally wear a 10d. However, the description doesn't give the caveat to order down a size.
Not sure if you are right about code working shell. The sizes are marked in the shoe by Alden. Brooks doesn't alter them.