I ordered the black because the red was not available. The leather is beautiful. Polished but not brassy. What surprised me was the white stitching. It gives the briefcase a modern and youthful style. Very stylish yet the design is well thought out. I fly everyweek. I was anxious to see if it indeed can be rolled down the eisle and it does fit. The briefcase can be unzipped from the frame to be carried. There are times when I want to be holding a briefcase. Wheeling a briefcase works in an airport but not always in a conference room. The interior is lined with a high quality fabric. There are just enough pockets and sleeves. There are not so many that I jam it full with personal items. I could not be happier. Exceptional purchase!!!