They are everything that I wanted them to be. I have received many compliments and "I've never seen anything like it, where did you get them from?" Which is exactly why I got them. They are truly black and white. They are however, for the lack of a better word, "short." Shorter/smaller than most, but too that makes them even more unique. On a less positive note, the wait was long, about 4-5 weeks, but the delivery team was great! One of the best purchases I've made.