I love the look of this bedding. It is the only comforter set I could find that was appropriate for a pre-teen boy. I love how it looks in his new room. The fabric has almost a silky feel. It's not cotton. I wish the fabric was a little more durable-- after a few days it got a snag in it. Luckily, the snag is on one of the stripes so it is barely noticeable. My son thinks this bedding is so cool. It makes him feel like he has a grown-up room. I thought the color looked more gray and black in the picture, but it really is black and a beige/taupe color. This bedding would be perfect for a sports fan because it kind of has the referee look. Overall, for the price I paid for this bedding, I feel it was a good value. But, I wish the fabric was more substantial or stronger. The comforter is pretty thin.