Bucks arrived, beautiful shoes! I misspoke about the color, they are burnished brown not mahogany.
The burnished brown is a bit lighter then I expected, and pretty close to both my Loake Langdale (tan) and AE Walnut Daltons. Apparently the Chesters I bought recently are the same color, and I had thought they were mis-shipped, but this new pair confirms it. You can see this in an earlier post of mine. I'm fine with it though as they will darken up over time with some darker polish and probably patina nicely that way.
I like them much more then the Chesters in fit and in style personally (capital vs 024 last mainly), even for wear with slim denim. If the Chesters don't get too much wear, they will be on eBay quickly I think. I can certainly see wearing these more often ;)
Lovely shoes, Simply! I have found them to be very comfortable, very quickly. Mine fit very well around the heel, which, as I understand it, is a sign of good design. For a little while, they pinched my little does but that has resolved itself.
What I particularly like about Butckinghams is how light they are. Fit a couple of metal plates and you could use them for tap dancing! Chesters are, obviously, much heavier and different. I like both.