I wouldn't say it's quite as distracting as the very dark 'olive tinted' Velcro that was featured on one of your suits but still not what I was led to believe the colour was when ordering. Also, 'distracting' is subjective to the individual & does stand out to me, especially in certain lighting.Looking at that pic. I do think that’s the newer Velcro and I’ve seen examples of it in different lighting and it’s a good match. Obviously I haven’t seen kn person yet but my only comment is it might be still a bit too dark but not a distracting amount. The approval image I got back in march had too much of an olive tint to it and this doesn’t have that at all.
I am more disappointed with the lack of weathering, as it was something I was very much looking forward to & upon shipping, I noticed the email made no mention of the process so contacted Joachim with my concern. He assured me it had been done to specification but obviously was not the case as per the supplied invoice.
I totally understand that being on different continents, it's borderline impossible to be across everything, however with something of this nature, QC photos supplied to the factory to Indy's team & then passed on to the specific customer to check over before shipping would seem like a good idea, purely to avoid many of these little issues arising from the factory not quite producing to spec. Sizing would be a different story of course.
I do want to say however, that the suit feels great quality, a lovely weight, fabric colour so kudos where it's due, just such a shame that these little issues keep arising which prevents a 100% perfect experience.