Off up to Aero in a few weeks to get measured etc and have been researching here re leather differences. Despite looking and looking I can't really find an answer that would make me jump one way or the other. Looking at a Hudson and also a Windward jacket. The Windward would be done with a cotton tartan lining as opposed to the alpaca as wouldn't be too bothered re warmth as the Hudson would sort that. I was sent 2 samples of the CXFQHH in brown, One tumbled and one standard. Initially favoured the tumbled but having had time to play with the standard i.e. folding, screwing up etc I like the way it is starting to react. I feel the tumbled stays as it is no matter what I do with it. So let's say the tumbled choice has been put to one side. This leads to the question HH or SH. No worries ref breaking a jacket in at all, that wouldn't be an issue, neither would a jacket being heavyweight. Having had several run of the mill leather jackets over the years, the leather has always been soft and quite flexible and sort of 'fits where it touches'. Are they likely to have been SH or Cowhide? Not looking for a jacket like a suit of armour but something that retains some sort of shape / structure so, is HH more likely to give that result? I appreciate the fact I could choose on the spot when up at Aero but thought it might be wiser to ask here for opinions. Finally, would CX SH be as weatherproof as CXFQHH? I wouldn't wear either if it was pouring down as I was going out but wouldn't want to be put off wearing one if rain was forecast. Apologies for all the questions but I don't think there's anywhere better to ask them!