Well, a big box of brown saddles arrived from Italy in record time. Unfortunately they’re “microtex leather” – which I translate as “not leather” – and the color is… meh. So I have the Last Leather Aliante and I aint sharing, sorry. The brown saddles are returning to their homeland, we love Fizik, and I THINK their black saddles are still real leather. Aliante feels nice and comfy, I could ride o’er life’s harsh roads on no other.