: I do believe it is the same type of leather, both called 'English Grain'. We source our leather (some of it of course) from a UK merchant, where many bespoke and RTW shoemakers source theirs. We first enquired about the leather nearly 8 months ago, and ordered about 4 months ago. Inbetween that time, I can remember the sales manager mentioning there has been a slight, but permanent change in that particular color. So essentially it's the same leather, but most probably a slightly different shade!
No problem regarding the explanation. We have a whole array of pictures about the production at Vass, but we don't know yet what to do with them. Putting them all up on the site will slow it down too much, so perhaps a Pinterest albums of some sorts. We are also working on a more detailed blog post featuring the Goiser stitch!