This is my personal wallet, which has been used nearly every single day for more than 3 years now. You can see the leather has become richer, smoother, and even today, I can still smell the leather. It did accumulate many scratches over the years, but they seem to have disappeared over time from use. I believe that a good quality wallet should only look better over time. If you have purchased a wallet within the last few years and it looks like it has had better days, you need to question the quality - many great companies state “great quality leather’’ without truly knowing what they are selling is actually of good quality leather.