CCP leather looks kind of cheap in web photos too, at least to me. It's hard to augur quality from a web photo in general, I've seen Gap leather jackets that looked lovely and supple as well as cheap-looking ToJ jackets. Hard to get a read on it unless I'm caressing/masturbating onto it.
Real talk, I'm never really in contact with good stuff unless I already own it, and I don't own much leather stuff, so that's one of the things I have a tough time with online. Especially with lighting inconsistencies, the occasional shitty WAYWT pic, etc.
I'm really trying to get away from online shopping in general, I've had a lot of pieces end up being completely different from what I'd thought. The trouble is I would literally have to buy everything from Urban Outfitters to get the right size. The Gap, Banana Republic, and Express at my only local mall do not carry XS in anything. So that would suck as well. I don't know what to do.
Yo girl get to New York City and figure your shit out. Or if you're out west get to Chitown or whatever. Stop buying plebe shit.
I am working on that as we speak horse dogg maniac. NYC this summer was great, I'm currently applying for some reasons to go back. I saw this old guy with a cannonball belly walking around in a wifebeater, short shorts, and Rick dunks; it was superb.