The Aniflex leather leather is quite close to Cxl. It has the same brownish hue in the corrium (middle of the leather), so it is a heavy veg retan leather. It's a tad stiffer hand, which could be from more oak or sumac in the retan process or from more solids (wax and grease) in the hot stuffing blend, compared to Horween Cxl which has marine oil and lanolin in it for the hot stuffing. The natural Aniflex looked a bit more yellow on the samples I saw... I think that's why they want to stick to Horween Cxl on the natural.