I ordered a pair of Beval Princeton stirrup leathers from marystack.com in newmarket. Unfortunately they were out of stock. They asked if I was interested in a pair or Perri's in a chestnut color.
My other option was to get the Beval leathers on back order. I decided to try the Perri's. Couldn't hurt right? I can always send them back if they don't match. My saddle is a toulouse in newmarket. I figured chestnut leathers would at least be somewhat close to matching.
I'm not in a big hurry to get them so I could've just back ordered the Bevals. But I decided against that because newmarket isn't a very common color and I thought the company might not have them anymore. I also thought about the fact that my saddle darkened quite a bit after I oiled it. So newmarket leathers wouldn't even match unless I oiled them as well. And last I heard that was taboo because they would stretch more easily. So we'll see.
So what are your opinions?