I had a red polished buffalo Alexa in early 2015, which (to cut a long story short) I got a refund on after spitting my dummy out at Mulberry. Since then I have had returner's remote I want it back! Or another red variant. I like polished buffalo as it is so structured, and as a result couldn't get along with the slouchiness of the red glossy goat Valentine version. I've got the opportunity to purchase a poppy red shrunken calf Alexa, but am unfamiliar with this leather. I'd appreciate your thoughts as to its structure and durability. In my collection are 2 x polished buffalo Alexas. I also have 2 x soft grain Bays, so am used to thicker 'spongier' leather. Thank you v much!