I have been eyeing this model line for the past 2 years, although an expensive purchase, the quality level of this product is unmatched, which definitely justifies the price. I am getting older, and the thing I have noticed about my purchases have been on products that will last 10 to 15 winters, and this jacket it most definitely one of them. The leather used was of high quality, with no visible scaring, or defects noted. The buttons were of high quality matching the jacket design. The zipper is stout, and seems to have been designed to stand the test of time. The stitching is amazing with the look of a handmade product. I tried on both the forest and black versions of this jacket, I found the black to be a bit too formal for my tastes, the forest (and most likely the coffee) colors were a bit more casual and could be worn easily with jeans.