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2.5-3 oz aniline cowhide
The sun bleached it down from that very deep green to an olive/army drab color with brown tones throughout. The darkened portion of the swatch was oiled and conditioned frequently to simulate contact points with skin - like the collar of a rider jacket. I had no idea what to expect when I decided that this was the leather I'd use, because most examples of unfinished leather that I've seen have been some shade between raw and brown... It didn't help Googling "green leather patina" because there hadn't been much documentation there either.
I'm happy with the results of the experiment though, and I'm glad that I decided to stick with this leather over something semi-aniline.
Thought I'd include these as well, since I haven't seen Talon get much love for as long as I've been a member here. The design isn't as uh... aesthetically? refined as YKK/RiRi/Lampo, etc. but for me, that's kind of the point. If you're making a jacket with unfinished leather (scars and color/pigmentation gradients) then why would you want to slap some dainty hardware on top?
#10 & #5
Edited by omgcookielol - 2/22/16 at 8:45pm