Sorry. I wan't being confrontational at all. I was just asking how they fit that makes you think they are too large, that's all. Does the widest part of your foot end up way short of the widest part of the shoe? The reason I ask is because Barrie lasted boots do fit differently than Barrie lasted shoes. My Barrie boots fit a bit snugger in the width than my Barrie shoes. I have never heard of you not having to size down for JC or BB shoes.
I would add that the BB line has several different lasts that are not found elsewhere unlike the majority of the Jcrew line which use the Barrie last. There are many different tips and size comparisons in this thread for the BB lasts, and not one sizing solution that encompasses the entire line, and if at all interested in those I would highly recommend looking into the nuances.
Like Tifosi has said I too agree that the jcrew Barrie boots I have purchased do feel to me to be tighter width wise than Barrie shoe counterparts. Most people do not feel the difference is enough to make a size change, for me I am starting to consider them to be a bit too snug for my liking, and if there was the option to change widths I probably would.