This is a nice jacket. As has been mentioned here previously, the brown is darker than pictured but still looks good. The leather seems pretty tough and should give you pretty good protection from the asphalt surfaces of the world. A word about sizing, whatever size you are, buy that size. I am normally an XL but bought a Large because that seemed to be the way the reviews were leaning. The large is just on the edge of being to small for me but, after three days of going back and forth I decided I wanted to keep it. I wish I had ordered an XL originally but I'm not going to bother to return it and loose the shipping costs. Take this for what it's worth but buy the size you normally would in a jacket like this and you won't be disappointed.