I had a chance to see the boots in person. It's not as visible as it appears in pictures, definitely there, but much less noticeable. I still find it a bit disappointing, but I don't think it's as big of a deal as I originally feared and probably not worth doing anything over. The color is also much more interesting in person. A bit darker and richer than the photos show. I don't know how to accurately describe it really, but fairly unique.
I don't think i'm totally clear on the issue, but please feel free to shoot me an email and we can go over it in more detail. I saw your boots a few times in the factory during production and thought they looked great!
On another note, i wanted to share this short teaser video we made. In it you'll see some Guidi Service Boots, the Bernhard Boot and our new packaging. We've also got two new releases coming to Viberg.com this Monday: a Chukka in Midnight Kudu and a Service Boot in Natural Essex.