hi ringtail, i have a pair of the alex from cj. the alex is made on last 348. i also have a pair of the pimlico which is made on loake's capital last. i wear uk 10 in the alex and uk 9.5 in the pimlico. pimlico is nice fit with no significant extra space in the toe. alex is a bit elongated but i have to size up by an half inch to allow for wider width. hope this helps.