Gents, These just arrived last week. It has been a long wait. Honestly, I forgot what they were supposed to look like. The shoes are, however, well worth the waiting period. The leather is very supple, very thin, not regular calf skin. Koji warned me that the shoes would withstand less abuse than regular calf skin leather. The shoes are very light. The workmanship is incredible; Koji does not disappoint. The fit and finish of the shoes are fantastic. Please excuse my photography skills. They do not justifiably represent the beauty of the shoes but will have to do.