Thanks guys. I'm giong to mirror my LWB size.
Color #8 LWB at $525 put me in a really hard place. I just bought some new AE Park Avenues at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for job interviews, and haven't worn them yet... tempted to return them and get LWB and hope nobody I interview with cares enough to notice the difference. Besides that, they'd also be good for casual wear.
Or I could stick with my old corrected-grain black Florsheims from Macy's for the interviews...
Which will be most useful in your real-world wardrobe? For example, I seldom wear black balmorals (when I wear them, I am usually the dressiest guy int he room). So I would deal with the lower-quality Florsheim bals, return the AEs, and get the LWBs. But if you're in a more formal industry, I'd prefer to have a higher-quality pair of black bals since they will be more useful.