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Our veg. tanned leathers, save the black are just dyed on a single side.  That's mainly what we've seen from the higher end Mixed and Veg.-Tanned leathers.  I'm sure there are some great brown leathers that are Veg.-Tanned and dyed all the way through, but we haven't found them yet.  Vanson's Firenze and Comp. Weight Leathers are about the best Chrome-Tanned Leathers that we've seen!  (both of these are vat dyed)... The natural feel of the Veg. Tanned product, in my...
Most veg.-tanned is just dyed on a single side.  This is true of Horween's CXL Leathers as well...  However, as you stated in your second paragraph, it isn't a hard and fast rule.  Some veg. tanned hides (especially black!) are dyed on both sides.  Most all brown veg. tanned are only dyed on a single side.
It keeps the leather stronger and more natural looking...
It's less expensive to dye all the way through because you just chrome tan it in a big vat... 
Yes, with the browns, the higher quality the leather, the higher the probability that the back side of the leather isn't colored...  This is the case in Japan, Europe, and the United States...
  We wanted to put a photo of Aero's CXL Cordovan Steerhide up here...it's quite nice...good grain too!
Aero Plainsman in Cordovan CXL Steerhide!   www.thurston-bros.com        
The Aero Plainsman and Board Racer have slimmer profiles are great for wearing open!   www.thurston-bros.com   www.insurrectionperformance.com    
Unbeknownst to us, we've been having trouble receiving some of our emails to our info@thurston-bros.com account for about 48 hours...we've remedied the issue, so if you've sent us a message and there's been no response from us, please re-send your message and we'll reply promptly! Sorry for the inconvenience...
Don't forget to get going early on your custom Aero Cafe' Racer for Fall 2014!   www.thurston-bros.com   Specified in Horween's Chromexcel Black Front Quarter Horsehide--  
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