I was hoping you'd reply! Your love for the B Masons is part of why I was pleased to have picked them up. I'm actually to the point in my read-through where the restoration competition was happening, and it seems right up my alley. I'm 8.5D, I'll add that to my profile. Really seems like a tight group here. Glad I joined.Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this thread gets me through most days. The camaraderie, leadership, and freedom to be a shoe geek, is second to none.
Personally, I love Dexter and B Mason Executive Imperial shoes. They were my gateway used and vintage purchases to this hobby.
If you want to share your size, you might find a shoe twin to swap and buy from.
I also ran a shoe restoration competition that I hope to revive soon.
Welcome, brother. You're in good company and the regulars are a really great bunch of gents.