This horseshoe hook is solid brass and beautiful. It has a gloddy protective coating over the brass. I got the smaller size, which is 3” x 3” at the widest curve, and the hook stands out 2” from the wall. The hook isn’t particularly curved, and it’s slippery (because of the coating), so it’s easy to get things off, but you might want to apply a grip coating to the hook if this will be in a high-traffic area or you’re worried about slipping. It’s holding several hoodies by the hood just fine.