Remind me of the field of law in which Mr. Ford practices. My suggestion would be to select the most conservative last you can tolerate (both regarding fit and style) for the time being. You seem to leave open the possibility of getting a second black captoe later on. By that time you may have a better feel for what is considered appropriate for your particular workplace and type of practice. I think in most legal circles, at least in the US, better to err on the side of looking a bit dowdy than too much of a dandy, especially for a young person just starting out. Best of luck!