I’m making a pair of boots right now that have a cranberry red kangaroo inlay on the boot tops, and the client wants a matching cranberry red wingtip. I cut the wingtip out of kangaroo, but it’s an especially light-weight piece and I was worried about the long term wear over the toe. Sometime in the night I remembered that I had a piece of calf in a similar color. I came in this morning and compared them, and it’s a perfect match. Now I can use kangaroo for the inlay and a nice heavy calf for the wingtip. This is why I buy lots of leather, or it’s my excuse anyway; I might need it someday!