I've got five pairs of shoes on the barrie and one pair of boots. They fit largely the same, but it did seem that the cordovan bluchers were initially a little loser than the suede boot. After a few wearings, they're all perfectly comfortable but the suede was a bit tight the first three or four times.
Thanks Renton. I also wear Allen Edmonds last #8 in 8.5 EEE, and LL Bean boots in 8.5 Wide, guess I'm between sizes, hence my hesitation. I am not going to wear them with thick socks though -- New York City winters are not cold enough -- so I guess I'll just go with my normal size.