Please indulge my obsession with the history of Tom Bihn products
I am considering an Empire Builder, so of course I searched the forums for posts and threads about it. I found this:
which is a very entertaining read. And it has a post by Tom! And it has mention of Pink Floyd! And the names of colors long departed...including PLAID!
Now I'm all kinds of curious about old Tom Bihn stuff. Can someone tell me when the forum was started? I have a mind to read some of the earliest posts.
Some old colors like Periwinkle may be associated with specific, non-Cordura fabrics
The periwinkle and plum fabrics shown in the 2007 blog post offering pouches in limited edition colors are in ripstop nylon which has a woven texture that is unlike the regular tight weave of the Cordura. I don't know whether you can see it in that linked 2007 blog post, but a closeup of a periwinkle pouch in ripstop nylon is shown in the Mini Organizer Pouch Fits the iPhone Perfectly blog post from July 2007. If you zoom in you can see the weave in the fabric. I bet that the plaid swatch and the swatch labeled "sparkles" were of some fabric that was not Cordura. I don't remember seeing any periwinkle fabrics apart from the ripstop nylon shown in the limited edition colors post.
Originally Posted by backpack