I just received this fantasic beauty from Barney's NYC and can honestly say that it's the most beautiful leather jacket I have ever owned [I currently have 22 in my closet]. I have pretty broad shoulders [size 48] and the xxl was a perfect fit! My only issue with the jacket is how stiff it is. I understand that it's about protection for motorcyclists, but I'd love to soften it up a bit. I already have soft leather jackets that are super comfortable, but lack the vintage look and feel of this one. Am I asking too much of cowhide??? Thanks!