Originally Posted by Alcibiades
Pretty funny as I go up one width to achieve a satisfactory LHS fit and go TTS in Aberdeen/Grant loafers. Loafers seem truly like a YMMV proposition
I used to go down 1/2 size from true-to-size for Van lasted shoes (just as a I do for Barrie and trubalance lasted shoes). I found, however, that the going down 1/2 size for Van was too small, and now a Van last is true-to-size for me. I was advised to go 1/2 size down for Grant-lasted loafers and found that did not work for me, and true-to-size does work.
Your mileage may vary, indeed.