I say true to size but I've heard others say size down 1/2. I went same as my Allen Edmonds size, which happens to be my Jack Purcells and Chucks size as well. I am one of the select few who does not size down at all on Chucks.
Two questions: 1) How do you get Bean mocs to look like this: I have been wearing mine for almost a year with several applications of Obenauf's LP, and they are still really dull looking. No patina to speak of. and 2) How do you tie those curly knots?