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  • Walker
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    Yep - I have not seen Ursa in person as yet, but from the photos circulating, it does look like my kind of deepest espresso!

    I am waiting for the Luminary 12 to be made in Ursa. Sorry Nebulous Grey - love you, too, but gotta pass on you.

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  • Shortie
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    I requested and received swatches for Ursa and Wilderness today. Ursa is a beautiful neutral brown. Not quite espresso but deep enough to be a great alternative to black. And Wilderness is a beautiful forest green, not too blue or yellow.

    Thank you very much for responding to suggestions, TB crew. You're awesome.

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  • earth5
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    I'd be THRILLED with any of those warm-but-not-too-warm browns or even a return of cocoa (missed out). I much prefer browns with red or green in them than the pedestrian browns that are too orange

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  • Denises
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    I find the three brown colours above a bit too much like cocoa, and lighter than I was thinking of, although 2322 is quite nice. I think a really dark brown would be a good alternative to black and steel. As Shortie noted, it would be a good go-with-anything neutral.

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  • NYCWriter
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    Frankly, I like any of those three browns above.

    In order of preference, 1545, 732, then 2322.

    I like a "chocolatey" brown (reddish undertones), rather than a "mocha" (grey undertones).

    Reddish undertones make a brown look warmer, and work better with complementary "fall' colors like orange, red, and gold.

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  • BowTrek
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    I would LOVE a rich, dark brown color for TB bags!

    The only problem? I already HAVE most the TB bags I really want, dangit! But an 'espresso' color with a bright interior of zest, solar, wasabi, etc. would be gorgeous.

    I think it'd work as any of the following (or similar) well enough. The following ones are typically browns found on the orange-y spectrum as opposed to red/yellow/other. I think it gives it that rich color the best, but I might be biased.

    I do like the cocoa too though and I'd be happy enough with more things in that color as well!

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  • spcanf
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    "Would you like to see a deep, rich chocolatey espresso among TB’s color/fabric lineup?"
    It would not be a color that I would find interesting. I wish they had some brighter colors and more in halcyon.

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  • Denises
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    I think Pantone's Black Coffee shade is more like what I had in mind.
    https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-1111-TCX

    The actual Espresso shade is too black, and Coffee Bean is too reddish.

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  • aedifica
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    I'd prefer a more Cocoa brown, but I wouldn't say no to a darker brown like @Shortie linked either.

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  • Shortie
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    Official Pantone Espresso. It's the shade I have in mind when I think espresso and I would love bags in this color. It's a perfect goes-with-everything neutral, just like black. https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-1103-TCX

    I like Pantone's Coffee Bean too. https://www.pantone.com/color-finder/19-0915-TCX

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  • BigBadD
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    Originally posted by Bogiesan View Post
    Coffee nerd here. “Espresso” as a color is not so easily defined. Espresso does not include milk but are we including the crema? The Bihn folks are in the Seattle area, home to a wonderful speciality coffee industry. They can probably stand in the parking lot and throw an Aeronaut 30 and hit five coffee bars and each one will have a wildly different house espresso that brews up anywhere from mahogany red to and (overextraced) tan to milk chocolate brown to warm black.
    Exactly! I am struggling to picture what colour is being imagined. To me espresso is near black.

    The idea for sharing ideas with Pantone colour samples is a good one.

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  • G42
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    Originally posted by Bogiesan View Post
    Coffee nerd here. “Espresso” as a color is not so easily defined. Espresso does not include milk but are we including the crema? The Bihn folks are in the Seattle area, home to a wonderful speciality coffee industry. They can probably stand in the parking lot and throw an Aeronaut 30 and hit five coffee bars and each one will have a wildly different house espresso that brews up anywhere from mahogany red to and (overextraced) tan to milk chocolate brown to warm black.
    Yup, that's why folks need to post links to Pantone's or other images of what version of dark brown they're thinking of

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  • Bogiesan
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    Coffee nerd here. “Espresso” as a color is not so easily defined. Espresso does not include milk but are we including the crema? The Bihn folks are in the Seattle area, home to a wonderful speciality coffee industry. They can probably stand in the parking lot and throw an Aeronaut 30 and hit five coffee bars and each one will have a wildly different house espresso that brews up anywhere from mahogany red to and (overextraced) tan to milk chocolate brown to warm black.

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  • Walker
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    @G42’s idea of posting pantone colors of espresso is great. Anyone who has photo of your dream chocolatey espresso color, please post away!

    Me - I like surprises from the TB crew.

    I once had a MCB in cocoa/wasabi interior. Loved it, but the cordura material abraded most of my clothes. So I found a new home for it.


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  • pammy
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    @Walker, I love this idea that those of us who desire an espresso color in the TB lineup can chime in on this thread. One reason why I miss cordura is the vast array of colors that it came in, so many great choices. I have a few things in cocoa besides the DLBP such as a Ristretto, MCB, and Imago. It’s a lovely color that goes with so many things, and it’s so nice to have a dark, rich color that is not black or gray. Credit should go to G42 since it was her great idea of a cocoa ballistic. I only suggested espresso because I think if cocoa cordura was a shade darker, it would look great in ballistic.

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