Thank you for all of the kind words.
Patrik-hopefully you will find out that Carmina can source the buffalo leather during your trip to Majorca. I think this would would be a great choice for either a jumper or the Frankenstitch.
I discussed the welt option with Patrik. My initial preference was a flat welt and he agreed that in the dark oak it would probably look better. He felt the storm welt was better suited for the country calf options.