I bought these counter stools aobut a month ago for my kitchen island. Can I tell you how much I love these chairs! They look very expensive and the workmanship and appearance surpasses what I paid for them. They definitely make a statement in my kitchen and the leather is soft and supple. The chairs are sturdy and the seat is wide. They sell out quickly, as I had to put my name on a wait list to receive a reminder when they were in stock again. I have the brown leather stools. If you want them, get them, you won't be disappointed...and you will love them like I do.P.S. They come already assembled and they were packaged well.