These photos were taken over two days but this is my VDS custom undyed at work for me this week. You can see the nice shine it has nowadays. I never treat my leathers so this beautiful patina comes from being used and handled every day. I imagine the colour will darken quite fast now as spring is about to arrive and hopefully there will be plenty of sun about.
The pen case is noticeably lighter and more matte because, even though I carry it with me in my handbag every day, it has not been handled nearly as much as I generally use the pen in my pen loop.