I noticed that directly before restocking the cognac shell items (double monks and LWBs), the image colors were updated to be darker and redder than previous.
I cannot speak to if the hides are a darker, redder shade - just that their online representation is. This image is from the Navy LWB MTO (they didn't do a mock-up in navy, just used the "old" cognac as a model):
vs the updated color:
(edited bc original images were "uuuuge.")
Somebody PLEASE buy my Carminas so I can buy these shell LWBs!!