Thank you for the kind words. So these fit to size and everyone in store has taken their size. You have to consider that the are mostly unlined and a looser fitting boot, but just so comfortable. I cannot compare to those other pairs because this is a very different construction to everything you mentioned. It's hand-cut suede on a crepe sole.
I'm a 41 and I wear 41 in these, but I wear 40 in the Aperture you mentioned.
They are a beautiful looser fitting boot. Good for transitioning from the summer. Go for your size. Exchanges if needed.