This cape is a nice finishing touch on an outfit that needs a little more flair. The construction seems solid, with the cape fabric sown into the leather shoulder piece and cords held in place by riveted leather pieces. One thing you cannot easily see in the photos is that the cape ties with long leather thongs. The plus side to this is it can be easily tied by the wearer. The down side is that you have long leather strands hanging under the armpit. The thongs can be easily trimmed shorter if wanted, but the shorter you cut them the more difficult it will be to don and doff the cape yourself. I would recommend this product.