I just got the chairs today and I love them! I was nervous about ordering them based on the previous 2 reviews, but I'm so happy I went with my gut and got them anyway. The leather DOES NOT look cheap or overly shiny as the first review led me to believe. It's a creamy off-white with a normal sheen found on any leather, but not a patent-leather shine which is what I feared. The rivets are a bright & shiny silver, but it works for me because i have a stainless & glass table. The legs are a dark cherry (red) finish. It's a quality chair... the stitching, seams, tufting and alignment of the rivets are all excellent. The back of the chair is a little short, so if you're looking for head chairs in a formal dining room, I'm not sure these will work. I'm using them as a dinette for an eat-in kitchen, so they're perfect for me. Overall to get this style and quality of chair in LEATHER is a GREAT bargain. Thanks Overstock!