how is it that the Horween CXL leather is stiff at first vs. that German steer hide?
I have several boots by Wolverine in horween CXl and they are super soft and pliable vs. full grain boots from say Red Wing heritage or Danner. How is it that your horween CXL is not softer than full grain steer hide on the $499 jackets?
I think there is probably a big difference between "supple for a shoe or belt" and "supple for a jacket."
Think about the difference between a 10-12oz fabric being made up as a pair of pants versus a shirt.