That was very helpful helpful Sir, I need to swing by Horween once this virus is over.All good points...you might also search for "clicking".
It has been posted before, but I will just leave this here...
A customer recently shared a styleforum post with me after mentioning that there has been some discussion surrounding leather quality, especially with regards to “break.”www.horween.com
Who knows more about CXL than Horween? All of the pictures in the link above are considered "acceptable" by them... the question is, would they be acceptable to you on a $600 pair of boots?
There is no doubt that some people like @JustinW and @Neognosis won the CXL "lottery" but many others did not.
The question you need to ask yourself is: "Do you feel lucky?"
So Horse Hide should be my first choice for my first pair of White's?