"This is a a fabulous transition piece to take you from summer into fall and beyond. The leather is soft and supple on the outside, and perfectly sheared on the inside. Although the leather is a washed out black, the sherpa is more of a charcoal gray. It is lightweight and cool when left open, but very toasty once it is zipped up. There are two fully functional zipped pockets sewn into the seams that can't be seen in the photos. The zip is asymmetrical and runs from the left hip to the right shoulder. You can change the look of the collar by playing with the zipper, either going part way up and layering the collar open or zipping all the way up and creating more of a cowl neck look. It fits pretty tts, although I am not sure if it will stretch out with wear. I am looking forward to mixing this vest into my FP wardrobe! Attached is a photo of the vest zipped up just part way."