I received my Gericke Competition just a couple of weeks ago, and could not be more pleased with the quality of construction, or the fit, which is damn near made-to-measure on my size 44 carcass. They use a smoother grade of leather than you might encounter on a suit by, say, Dainese or Spidi, and the leather is more supple right out of the box when compared to those others, or to Spyke and Teknic leathers, which I also took a look at. The Gericke Competition gets my highest recommendation. They were comfortable the first time I put them on (one-piece, by the way), so I have no complaints whatsoever, and you can't go wrong with the price. Go for it!!