Back when I built up the LHT, I was on a super tight budget and had to use bits and pieces I had or buy components on major clearance. I couldn't be picky. If the color tape I wanted was $18 but there was something on clearance for $8, I went for the cheaper option. Now, though, I've got the inclination to fix a few of those little things.
So I recently ordered some Newbaums cotton bar tape that tickled my fancy a bit more. I chose the maroon color (which will eventually look quite nice under some shellac, I believe). Cotton tape is something I've wanted to play with for a while. No reason. It's just something different. And there's something about the classic look and feel.
So far I like it a lot. Looks good. Feels good. I'm looking forward to the look of it as it ages, too. It was a good investment.
Get out there.