I'm on the other side of the country, unfortunately. From the pics I think I'd be absolutely in for the navy, and maybe a cognac. Leather is one of those things that needs to be touched/felt/smelled, though, so in the absence of doing that myself, I hope your meet up pushes through so we can get some comments from those who attended
We have used the best leather and hardware. Reviews will pop up soon and we are not nervous about them because we know the product is solid.
We have been using prototypes ourselves for the past 14 months and it's rock solid and ages beautifully.
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