So my size 40 Vintage Highs came in today:
Kinda irked by the fact that the right shoe has a slanted stamp, but whatever, I guess that makes it unique. Same shoe also had a loose thread in the front along the sole - these are my first foray into "lux" shoes, so I'm kinda disappointed that small things like this can still happen, but I guess that CP isn't in the same tier as other brands? Either that or I'm just being a pedant.
Included a side-by-side comparison to show the size difference between two sizes one size apart (41 vs. 40) for any other newbs (like myself) who'd like to see it visually demonstrated. Also, don't know if anybody else ever wondered about the difference between the 1704 (41) and the 1661 (40) Vintage highs, but the leather that lines the interior of the 1704 is slightly lighter than the leather in the 1661 (I know that it might be hard to tell due to the poor lighting). It's the only perceivable difference that I can make out, anyway.
Haven't tried then on yet since it's late and I don't feel like re-doing the lacing.