2) How do you manage to find the same shades for different items of your apparel?
3) How do you decide if the shades match perfectly well?
4) The last question is how the heck the genuine tan leather apparel should look like.
I am in the process of changing all my brown-colored stuff made of leather to tan. This means I decided to stop buying brown leather items (shoes, bags, straps, belts, wallets) for summer and started to buy all the tan ones. I'm going to act the same with the black items for winter. I want to discard all the black leather items changing them to burgundy.
I thought the process would be easy. It turned out to be a hell. Matching basic colors like brown and black is no brainer but matching shades like tan is extremely challenging. Every manufacturer seems to put its own meaning in what tan is.
Here are some examples. Take a look if you please at these items (the wallet, the belt and the shoes). Which one is a real tan?
Just for the comparison here are some other colors:
-The desk is very light brown.
-The stapler is black.
-The belt next to the stapler is dark black.
-The upper crook is brown.
-The lower crook is light brown.
The producer of the wallet is Sage Brown. In real life this wallet looks like brown, just brown. The manufacturer states the color is tan. Here is how the item posted above looks on their web site:
The manufacturer of the belt is Equus Leather. In real life the belt looks like a mix of orange and light brown. The manufacturer states the color is London Tan. Here is how the item posted above looks on their web site:
The producer of the shoes posted above is ECCO. I could not find these shoes on their web site. So, I can't really know how they call this color and yet this color seems to be a true tan in real life. I mean it is an essence of tan in my opinion.
Edited by the_sulks - 6/23/12 at 9:55am