Akubra Heritage Fawn vs Tawny Fawn

Discussion in 'Hats' started by ryan_289, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. ryan_289

    ryan_289 Familiar Face

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    Does anyone have any side by side comparisons of these 2 colors? I found an old thread but the pictures are gone.
     
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  2. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    I'd like to see that side by side comparison too...
     
  3. Count me in as well. I've never seen the Heritage Fawn in person, but based on the photos I've seen here and on Hats Direct's website I'd say the Heritage Fawn is more of a neutral/grayish tan while the Tawny Fawn is more of a warm/golden tan. It would be nice to see them photographed side-by-side under the same lighting conditions to see how accurate that is.
     
  4. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    I've got the Heritage Fawn Fed IV. Perhaps the decent thing for me to do is buy a Tawny Fawn so we can all compare and learn. After all, I am closer to Hats Direct then you are.
     
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  5. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I have the cheaper one, whichever that is. I will tell you that there is no hint of gray in it.
     
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  6. Bob Roberts

    Bob Roberts I'll Lock Up

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    Tawny Fawn is cheaper. Imperial Quality. Heritage Fawn is the more expensive also called "Deluxe" quality by some vendors.
     
  7. Isn't Heritage Fawn also a bit more reddish/brown? How does Bran compare to these two? Sometimes when I look at the websites I can see the difference in the colors but I don't know which one is which.
     
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  8. RJR

    RJR

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    Here is an Akubra felt sample from a couple of years ago if it helps. Hat-Tools-Ribbons Akubra Colors.JPG
     
  9. Thank you for posting that Bob. I tried to find it on the 'Net last night and failed. Unfortunately, it doesn't show an example of the Heritage Fawn.

    But it does help to illustrate why it can be difficult to determine an exact color based on how it's represented in a single image. For example, on that card "Taupe" and "Tawny" (presumably Taupe Fawn and Tawny Fawn) are represented as the same color, and that isn't the case in the real world. Here are my Tawny Fawn Fed IV and my Taupe Fawn Campdraft:

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    As you can see, the Taupe Fawn on the right is a little darker and not quite as "warm" as the Tawny Fawn on the left. Similar, but not the same.
     
  10. G MAN

    G MAN One of the Regulars

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    Tawny Fawn Fed IV and Heritage Fawn Banjo Paterson
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  11. They escape responsibility with that phrase, " variations may occur in dyeing".
     
  12. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    Really helpful photo. Thanks G Man
     
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  13. KyleK

    KyleK One of the Regulars

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    Taupe/Tawny is very similar in color to a typical cardboard box. I've seen people compare it to Hot Chocolate, too.

    Heritage is a nice color. I wish they made a Campdraft version.
     
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  14. RJR

    RJR

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    Hat-Akubra-Banjo Paterson 2.jpg
    This Banjo is Bran.
     
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    Bob, what color is my CP? I really don't know. If you need a better pic let me know.

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  16. RJR

    RJR

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    It almost appears bran on my monitor but given the variance on different monitors I don't know.
     
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  17. Thanks Bob. I thought it might be Bran & it matches your BP on my monitor but in person it can appear more brown with perhaps a touch of rust undertones.
     
  18. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    Because of my commitment to you guys, I ordered a Tawny Fawn Fed IV.

    Here's a side by side
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    Left: Federation IV Deluxe Heritage Fawn. Right: Federation IV Tawny Fawn

    And here's a quick dry bash of 'our' new Fed IV
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    I'll apply some steam tonight and refine the shape.
     
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  19. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    Wow, Andrew! You took one for the team! (I have to remember that tactical op. next time I "need" another hat...) ;)
     
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  20. andrew_AU

    andrew_AU A-List Customer

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    Fed, you're welcome!

    Just ignore the cr@p I wrote in the Contentment thread
     
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