in the above photo, Shinki on the left Victory on the right. Which one do you think looks more natural?
Remind you, when Shinki piece started, i.e. before it was processed, looked like the one on the right.
Here is a photo that I took of a swatch of brown Chromexcel horsehide leather that was left over from when my jacket was made. I worked the swatch over a bit to see how my jacket might wear with time. I suppose ignorance is bliss as to me it looks quite a bit like the Victory leather shown above. Full grain, top grain, whole grain, who knows, I kind of like it regardless.