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Leather Jacket - what colour is this?

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FionaGatwick Sat 29-Oct-16 02:59:45

I recently purchased a larger size of my favourite jacket from ebay. Seller said it's black, although it has a wrong tag that says navy blue. It's also supposedly BNWT.

When it arrived, it looks fine except when I compared to my current jacket, the colour is slightly different. And the leather of my current one seems less broken in than this one, eventhough I have worn the current one once. And this one is supposedly BNWT.

My jacket is in the front, the jacket I bought is behind with the tag.

What do you think?

BusterGonad Sat 29-Oct-16 06:47:34

You know in M&S you get black tights and barely black? I'd say the new jacket is barely black!

FuckThatToOneSide Sat 29-Oct-16 06:55:56

I bought a couple of really dubious 'M&S' tops BNWT from eBay. Mine were really cheap and looked ok (I wear them), so I've kept them, but if you've paid a lot of money for the jacket and you aren't happy, I'd probably ask to have it refunded.

Fwiw I'm only on my phone, but I'd call that jacket black or v dark grey, not navy.

DorisDay88 Sat 29-Oct-16 07:12:36

It looks black to me - there are so many different shades of black - you don't realise until you try to match black trousers with a different make black jacket for example
If it fits ok then I'd keep it

BusterGonad Sat 29-Oct-16 07:12:49

I actually prefer the barely black one! But I'm a huge fan of grey and navy.

FionaGatwick Sat 29-Oct-16 07:38:54

It fits ok, it's actually ok, just when I compared it with the old the shade is different.

Which one looks more like a couch?

BusterGonad Sat 29-Oct-16 08:23:55

As in sofa??? Neither of them, but as I've said I like the soft black. May I ask why you have 2? Are they different sizes?

FionaGatwick Sat 29-Oct-16 08:58:37

Buster - yup, gained weight and the smaller one (black) does not fit anymore.

ChishandFips33 Sat 29-Oct-16 09:03:50

It could be because leather is a natural product with variations throughout the skin. I guess sometimes the dye may take differently?

It is a different shade but if you like it, it fits and goes with your wardrobe then I would be ok with that

SuperFlyHigh Sat 29-Oct-16 09:05:12

It looks a slightly different shade of black.

zippyswife Sat 29-Oct-16 14:06:27

I also prefer the colour of your new one. I would also say barely black. It's nicer! I have just bought an inky/navy one as I didn't want black.

FionaGatwick Sat 29-Oct-16 20:30:49

It's also nice, yes. Now torn between sending it back or maybe asking the seller for a discount instead of a return since the description was not accurate?

DorisDay88 Sun 30-Oct-16 07:42:19

Not sure why the description wasn't accurate ? If I was listing it, I would probably describe it as black, so think that's a bit unfair to the seller
If you are not happy just return it

FionaGatwick Sun 30-Oct-16 08:07:12


Seller described it as black because he compared it with his leather jacket, which isn't BLK DNM. But when he saw the picture comparison (the pic I posted here), he agreed that it is indeed not black compared to my black jacket. Anyway, he's very lovely and accepted the return request.

DorisDay88 Sun 30-Oct-16 08:24:42

Aw ok, glad he is fine with it
Hope you find another one you like as much as the old one smile

FionaGatwick Sun 30-Oct-16 08:55:11


Yeah, he's nice about it, and very apologetic, because he said when he saw the picture, he realised it is indeed not black. Actually I was looking at it earlier in a sunny area and I can see it's actually a dark gray/navy.

Thank you!

SuperFlyHigh Sun 30-Oct-16 11:14:20

If you're that bothered, can see the colour as being dark grey/navy and you wanted black and it matters to you then return it.

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