I've got a sizing question... In general I wear a 10.5D in laceups and 10D in loafers. The shell full strap in 10.5D was a bit too long so it had some heel slippage (used and already broken in) and space at the sides from flexing. I tried on a 10D in calf at the store and it was tough to get into as it was new, but overall felt snug-pretty good. I also have a pair of suede flex welt (Van last) pennies in 10D that fit very well. Given the way these various shoes fit, what say you all about the potential fit of the Aberdeen last in 10E? The main reason I ask is there is a pair of suede tassels on the bay I'd be interested in acquiring, but if the feeling is that 10D aberdeen would stretch to feel close to perfect then I will hold back.
The 10e will fit similar to the 10.5d. Also, the 10e will have a wider heel cup given Alden's combination sizing, and you will probably have noticeable heel slippage.