I have the impression that John is favoring the horsehide from Victoria, but maybe that just has to do with the test jackets I see in my size. Jan, you probably know better than me! John also has some nice goatskin coming in from a new source that has really wonderful grain.
Yeah, he definitely leans toward Italian for the test jackets (unless he's testing a new leather, of course). But he's told me that he thinks Horween recreates the look of vintage horsehide better than anyone. So I'm not sure why the test jackets mostly seem to be Victoria. Maybe Victoria's easier to deal with, so if he's making a test jacket, he'll default to the leather he can most easily get more of?