You could always try some of the Asian travelling tailors from Hong Kong and Thailand?
Michael when you say suits do you have more that one from Elite and what tailoring did you go for ??
I am still waiting for mine to arrive, I am not complaining as I know it is going to take a while as I went for Royalty & Rockstar tailoring.
Congrats, I think JA is one of the best grad jobs you can get, especially if you're interested in the bar. Better money than most other grad positions too, at least it is here (Tas).
I went straight to the Bar fwiw. Wasn't easy (especially the first 12 months), but it's getting better.
^^Gilmour, still waiting on my first (/2) from Elite too (think we ordered around the same time). I was pretty slow in getting my measurements to them though, and had to redo them.
Earlier in the week, I pulled the trigger on a beautiful pair of Carmina burgundy codovan shoes in the Forrest last
Sweet. Wish I had the money and a reason to buy them.
Gezza is the Australian Shoe Fairy.
To give you some context to this:
My feet are on the border of medium and wide with an overall more blunt shape than tapered (large toe doesn't extend that far beyond the little toe compared to some people) and a slightly narrower heel. My shoe size varies between 9.5 and 10 depending on the shoe. I wear the Comfort Craftsman (black and chestnut) boots in a size 10 and the Carmina Inca and Rain lasts in a 9.5. Funnily enough, the black pair of RMs feel more snug all round my feet compared to the chestnut so there's some variation even within the same model.
The Inca and Rain lasts feel very very similar to my feet (I have a cordovan wholecut on the Rain and calf doublemonks on the Inca). The Rain perhaps feels a touch more snug but nothing particularly noticable. Strangely enough, the Forest last also feels very similar to the Inca and Rain. Definitely not a very noticeable width change.
To summarise, the RMs, Rain and Inca last all feel similarly wide with the RMs being a touch shorter and narrower - certainly nothing that would cause any discomfort to me. I haven't got any experience with the Soller last.
Strangely enough, today I'm wearing a pair of suede loafer on the Simpson in a UK9.5 as well. I would ordinarily go up half a size in this last for anything other than suede as it's the narrowest of the Carmina shoes I own but the suede will stretch. Still, they feel tightest around the width and slightly loose around the heel.
Hope this helps. Let me know if there's anything specific I can help you with.