After 5 months and 14 days, I finally have the Kaihara Indigo/Indigo Reagan Chinos I ordered. Size is right and everything looks good with them. If they ever get stuff sorted out, I could see myself buying from them again in the future.
Forgot to mention that my order was #244
My 8" olive chromepak boots came in earlier this week. Here are a handful of pics.
The following show olive chromepak vs. olive chromexcel. Other than a few details, the specs are identical on these two pairs.
I have distressed smooth, too. They're both awesome leathers. Bison is a little more wild and out there, but that pair of boots is one of the few things I own that gets strangers stopping on the street to ask questions or offer compliments.