Maybe I just don’t have the gravitas to pull it off. [/QUOTE]Why do you think the beeswax makes the jacket less breathable? It's not like the jacket is drowned in wax like a Barbour. It's just a thin application.[/QUOTE] I would assume that any added wax application would make leather less breathable, though I’ve never had the opportunity to compare jackets. You clearly have, so I bow to your experience.