Greetings Loungers- I've had an idle interest in the Lost WorldsBedford coat for a few years. Being chrome-tanned horsehide at 3/4 length, it seems like this would be a good coat in my climate for early spring and late fall, where unexpected precipitation is likely, and perhaps even on warmer winter days if layered beneath. This is a coat I would prefer in brown over black. The photographs on LW's own site make the Russet hh appear to be almost orange: Yet photographs of LW jackets I've come across elsewhere show this "Russet Horsehide" to appear almost chocolate in color - which I would prefer (e.g., in this thread or this one). Having never handled any Lost Worlds clothing in person, I'm not sure how much of this apparent variance in color can be attributed to differences from batch to batch of horsehide from the tannery, and how much is simply the result of individual issues of photography/screen-settings. So... (A) can anyone here with a LW coat in Russet Horsehide speak as to its actual color tone, and whether it changes substantially over time? (B) Anyone have thoughts on the Bedford pattern in particular, based on personal experience? (@Robbie79, I recall you sold one of these in Buffalo hide; @Carlos840 you just bought one secondhand in Blue horse, and someone else here recently bought one in Olive horse) I'm curious about freedom of movement in the shoulder, and whether there's any drop from shoulder to hip or if it's just a straight box silhouette (I understand this is a belted jacket, but I wear a 40L suitcoat and have a 33"/84cm wait, might like a bit less around the belly even when unbelted). (C) Is the famous Stuart amenable to slightly "custom" requests? I would likely need longer sleeves (26" from shoulder seam to cuff) than the usual pattern for a 40R. Might also like a second interior pocket (with zipped closure), and underarm vents if those are not already standard. Thank you!