*fingers crossed* for the Special Swift, even if there are rules against it. :-D
We all thought of Plum-loving dorayme first, didn't we? :-) But that photo of the Aubergine Aeronaut is stunning, and makes me wish I could trade in my Navy/Solar Aeronaut. Not that I don't love the Navy/Solar combination, but NOTHING can compete with this Aubergine!
Badger, you and Janine are too much fun! Keep it coming! :)
Been away due to computer hiccups, so I am oh so late to the Aubergine party! I did get the blog e-mail news and as soon as I saw the colour, thought of Dorayme straight away! So even when I've been out of sight, all of you on the TB Forum have not been out of mind!
I'll load up some pictures (but remember, I'm not good at these photographs)
The Kit in Aubergine, against a Navy Western Flyer, medium size UV organizer pouch, and Azalea Small Cafe Bag.
Aubergine Kit , Wasabi Travel Stuff Sack, Steel Co-Pilot, Storm 3-D Organizer Cube, Little Swift in Hemp, and Indigo Kit.
Kits in Indigo, Aubergine, and Grape (an old color from a decade ago) on the left. On the right the Field Journal and Side Effect, both in plum Cordura, with medium UV Dyneema Organizer Pouch. The Side Effect is probably the best representative of the current plum color, since it's a recent purchase. Note that Aubergine appears redder.
Just for mischief's sake: this is the combination of the old Sapphire and the new Wasabi Dyneema. Wouldn't this make a cool combination for the Synapse?
One more picture from my iPhone: this is the Aubergine Kit with the reddest plum bag I have: the original Cordura Ristretto in Plum/Wasabi. This looks better together than the photo shows because the reflective nature of the ballistic nylon is altering the apparent color. I've turned up the flap so you can see the Wasabi lining, and there's a clear organizer wallet with the Wasabi Dyneema side turned up. Top right is the Cocoa ultra suede Kindle pouch. The Aubergine is not bad with cocoa browns, because of its reddish hues, but is much better with steel, or any color with gray tones. That includes Sage Ballistic Nylon (a color from a decade ago that is like steel with gray-green overtones). Sorry that my iPhone doesn't do these colors justice!
I like both the color scheme of the Knitty Swift (with Aubergine/Steel Dyneema) and the notion of an all Aubergine Swift with Wasabi interior (although all three colors: Wasabi, Steel, and Aubergine, look great together, as does this combination with Hemp, I know the Little Swift is already available for pre-order with all Aubergine and Steel Dyneema interior, but the Aubergine and Wasabi is such a great combination, and it would be great to have this option, too. I really like to have the bright colors in the interior of bags.
Moriond, thank you so much for the great pictures!
Aubergine is a wonderful professional color and is really a great addition to the French First Empire inspired colors in Tom Bihn Inc's Ballistic rainbow.
I have been inspired by Dorayme's use of her, I think, Western Flyer in her movable vacation home as an handy clothes taming device.
That might allow me to get another or more Aeronaute.
I hope that a Cadet in that color is in the works. It would match my Plum FJN and Large Cafe Bag and would help them going from housewife to advocate work.
The fall weather, back to school and pets in need are always bringing the fiery side of your truly.
This color was also a favorite of a family member who passed last year.
Somehow, Tom and the Lovely Crew manage to make lovely healing colors and objects at just the right time.
Now, where is that Grand Opening happening? So I can give many hugs and thanks to the Lovely Crew and Tom.
Many Thanks to Darcy for the lovely pictures!
2006 blog post for the Smart Alec. The Dyneema colors in that post (including grape) were the available colors for the original Aeronaut preorder release a couple of months later. Here's the link to the Knitty blog post on the first LUX. You'll see that the winner chose the bag, which is the predecessor to the Swift, in Grape. I recall that at the time there were larger versions of the pictures at some site, but I can't find any working links now. There were also more recent options like the ID Bag, which were still available for sale over a year after Grape Ballistic nylon went away in 2007, according to this blog post.
However, there's no Aubergine/Wasabi WF--for that combo, I need to upsize to a Tri-Star. I'm REALLY torn about that. But it's such an amazing color combo, I might just have to take the plunge!
Moriond thank you for the photos!! Aubergine is a really great addition to the line up.
Moriond, the comparison photos of all the different shades of purple that TB has used over the years are fabulous: thank you so much. Of course, I ordered an Aubergine Kit before seeing your photos, because I just had to have an example of it in my hands! Patience, at least when it comes to TB bags, is not my strong suit. I'm hoping once I see the Kit that it will help me decide whether I should take Lani's excellent suggestion about maybe selling my Navy/Solar Aeronaut on eBay to raise funds for the cost of the Aubergine Aeronaut. And the idea of a Little Swift in Aubergine is tempting me, too.....