Arrived in good shape. Nice hand and feel on both sides. Black side is the dominant side, but the brown side wears just fine, as all stitching that should be hidden, is hidden. Somewhat smellier than other Torino pieces I have tried, in terms of the dyes or finishing chemicals. Buckle seems done well. I will be waiting to see how the perf-holes hold up as I had a one sided belt of theirs in the past and they gave up prematurely in my opinion, though the degradation was on the inside before I let a leather craftsman work on it. Again, overall seems to be exactly as expected from a made in USA source.