The first part is why I follow this so closely. As an operations guy at heart, I love seeing the onion peeled back just a bit to understand how the parts play together. Thank you for that.Yeah. I don't know if we've always done the best job factoring in leather costs in the past and are trying to get better at it. For example, the Wickett & Craig veg tan is not a ton more than a Chromexcel on a per square foot basis, but has a lot less usable material per side, so in reality, is quite a bit more expensive to use. I'll do the math on what it might take for a horsehide and see what you guys think when we get through the British Tan rotator. I'll make the test horsehide boots available for purchase if you guys want them, provided we already have your sizes on file.
As an aside, the British Tan is beautiful and you should all buy some. My first new personal boots in 2 years are going to be British Tan Urban Loggers, it is a beautiful leather, especially if you're looking for something a little different. It's not as 'normal' as a Walnut/Brown CXL but more serious than a Predator/Tobacco.
I imagine the number of people wanting horsehide is a pretty small subset. It was mentioned more than a couple times in the Reddit thread though. For me, I would go for a pair in burgundy or possibly brown.