Originally Posted by Despos
Try turning the sample piece to run in the other direction. Some cloths are meant to be cut in one direction and the weave will reflect light differently. Cloth will look darker in one direction of the warp than the other. Might make a difference, might not.
Do you mean rotating it 90 degrees, or turning it over?
I tried both, and do think there's a slight difference, but am not sure (?) whether that difference is significant enough to call it a match.
Here's a few images, in daylight shade, with my hand as reference, using the exact same exposure, and no post-processing (e.g., the only difference should be the side of the swatch you're looking at, and its orientation).
My totally non-expert sense is that the fabric from the swatch is very slightly warmer than the fabric from the jacket, and that one side may be very slightly lighter than the other.
Am I seeing that right?
Regardless: bad idea to risk getting the pants?
I suspect yes, but just want another opinion.