I've been wearing size 10-10.5 for basically all my adult life, and never really had nice dress shoes. However, upon getting my first pair of C&J handgrades, I tried a bunch of different sizes, and found that a size 8 - 8.5 UK would be a tight fit, depending on how thick my socks were. I recently tried a brannock device, and found that my shoe size was a 9.5US between C and D widths. I'd been led to believe that UK sizes should be roughly half a size smaller, but I seem to be 1-1.5 sizes smaller than the brannock indicates. Anyone else experience this? What do you do to make sure you aren't ordering sizes too big/small when trying on a shoe in person isn't an (easy) option?