I was contacted by one of my readers yesterday asking all about my lovely VdS Standard, and how it had fared since I bought it. Well, in all honesty, if anything, the leather has IMPROVED, taking on a slight patina now from everyday use. There are no visible scuffs or scratches on the outer leather, and for the record, I’ve never used any conditioner on it. The rings are as tight as when they were new.
So here are my 9 months on photos taken in daylight and they give an accurate as photographs can, vision of the condition of the leather 🙂