It does look great, however it doesn't look as coarse as some of the other shrunken leather's I've seen. Do they offer it in different...leathers? I am also a half size down from G&G like Roger and Patrick. However as far as fit, I have very wide feet so I've had to go the personalized last route and--with time, trial, and some error--it has turn out to be excellent. I've also not ventured beyond the classic last for now.