I don't know if "new" would apply to a Persons saddle I bought over a
year ago. I believe he had just started to import them. Mine was made in
India. The rivets were poorly set, and protruded from the leather.
Underneath some of the rivets were not completely expanded. I returned
the Parsons and exchanged it for a Brooks. Communication was excellent
and the adjustment prompt. Nice to do business with. Quality control
problems may have been addressed on recent production runs. Would
otherwise have been a nice saddle for a few bucks less than a Brooks.