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Here are a few photos to show a very popular Aero style, the Sunburst Half Belt, in our new Italian veg-tanned FQHH.  This color is the Russet, which comes through as a medium brown with a lightly marbled tone and beautiful grainy texture.  This hide is light and soft, and both the color and texture will change with wear...veg-tanned hides have a unique aging process and are valued for...
Absolutely!  We're going to keep a size run available in the shop for off-the-rack sales and personal fittings.  We're thinking we're going to keep the off-the-rack jackets in stock with black Rayon linings...  Keep in mind for planning your visit to come in Sat. 12-6pm or Sun. 12-4pm.  Also, we are available any day during the week as long as a fitting appt. is made... 
Liners have passed the stress test!  ...and prototype is in transit to our shop!      
Aero 1930s Slimfit Half Belt in Tumbled Brown CXL Horsehide!   www.thurston-bros.com   www.insurrectionperformance.com                
Aero Original Hercules in Brown Front Quarter Horsehide--   www.thurston-bros.com            
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...
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