Just heard back from Kyle himself (love the personal touch)
He can build me a black chromexcel model - which i think is going to make this shoes amazing.
Kyle suggest I buy a 9.5 D; I'm a Alden Barrie 9 and a Aberdeen 9.5 - for reference.
I just asked him on how I can formally put in the order - i'll let you all know how it goes.
(on a side note - this is why "small" family businesses rule!)