I just got this yesterday at Barneys. The leather is incredibly soft (Glove, not Darwin) and it doesn't scratch or stain from water. It is much lighter (weight wise) than the roxannes made from the Darwin leather. I was comparing the weight by draping the glove and darwin roxannes on each arm and lifting each one up (the SA was giving me a very weird look) and the glove one felt much lighter. I love it so much . The color is most accurately depicted in the first pic.