All the Shinki i have has a pigment finish and doesn't feel oily. Honestly there is nothing in common between my 5 Shinki jackets, they all have different thicknesses and different grain characteristics, if i didn't know they came from the same tannery i would be unable to say so. They look completely different from one another, which means i can't really tell you "yes this is what shinki looks/feels like" because there is no common look/feel between all my shinki... It's not like CXL, where even thought you have variation between batches one can still recognise CXL as being CXL and having a certain sets of characteristics. From what i could tell, Shinki is on average slightly thicker than what ELC uses, but thats as much as i feel confident saying.