I just bought one of these gloves having never tried one on. I hadn't seen them other than pictures on the internet but this glove is the real deal. It is indeed very stiff when it arrives to you but at first glance the leather is premium, the laces are sharp, the entire look of the glove is very classic and simple. The camel color is amazing but I guarantee this will absorb dirt very easily. I don't see a downside to this glove. Having owned a Wilson A2000 this is on that level. Do not hesitate to give Marucci a try for your next glove.