Hello Gentleman, I just received my Erich Hartmann jacket. Purchased from History Preservation (by the way, Charles the rep is terrific to work with...A real class act). I'm pleased with the jacket, the mid to lighter weight "Capeskin" is luxurious and sort of velvety, very pliable, not stiff in any way. The jacket slides on and off easily which I like. I'm turned off with jackets that are hard to get on/off. I gotta tell ya, I really like the Eastman product (I have two, the California and this one) they are top notch quality and the look and feel of their jackets surpasses many others I've owned and or handled. Anyway, I thought I'd share. Good Day!