Thought I'd add some pics to show the good and bad.
First, the color is nice:
Those scratches show in real life, not just due to the flash. This finish seems more prone to it than the dark Chili or Walnut.
Now for the bad, you can see the throats bowed even without my feet in them:
And the heel is 3/8" shorter on one than the other! The lack of a bevel will fool your eye, but note the base of the heel is forward of the brogueing on one, and aft on the other. Very disappointing lack of attention to detail. I realize they're $90 cheaper than comparable non-sale shoes, but this is just sloppy:
Any update on this? I received my pair of City's and I'm having the exact same issue as yourself (throats bowed out and uneven heel).