This is a nice, tough, casual shoe and I really like it. However, OP, while you are right when you say it fits large, IMHO it fits even larger than half a size.
I am a US 8.5E (wide) in many US shoes, and a US 8 redwing moc oxford was too large for me, I could insert two fingers between my heel and and the back edge of the shoe.
I'm now wearing a US 7.5 Redwing 8019 Oxford, and even that fits just about, and could be a hair loose.
In other words, I have had to size...