Yes indeed sir. I'll probably just make that two-way zip the standard front zip for people who upgrade to that nice YKK set on either jacket. It matches teeth tones with the pocket zips, and the lower-grade YKK's are a slightly different finish, so it's one set or the other. Only got it in black though. Gonna hammer out a Lampo deal as it looks like my Riri deal went kinda flat and I didn't cover for all the new colors anyway. I like Lampo draht pulls anyway so it works out.
no, good question man. I offer it normal (has a mild satin-y sheen to it like normal smooth leather) or washed, which I do by hand at home, which takes the shine off of it. I am not a fan of commercial washes that skew and shrink the grament as they usually crease the whole thing out and make it look fairly cheap, this is becoming common on the local leather goods market and I'm really beginning to hate it.
My hide by hide wash makes the jacket still skew and undulate a bit naturally, but it looks unintentional and I am getting flashbacks of old Julius and stuff in this washed lamb. Not the design so much but the leather itself. Also, once the lamb is washed, it doesn't have a really dark inky blackness to it anymore, it becomes a very dark dark grey and I imagine I could fade it out just a bit more with two washes, maybe. Julius used to give some heavy washes to their thick lamb (same weight as mine) and the finished product looked very similar.