As requested, here are photos of my Janet Leather binder after 3 months’ daily use. Unlike the matching undyed binder, this one has shown no ageing whatsoever on the outside. No marks, scuffs or darkening. There is some patina starting on the places I touch it the most. It feels lovely and squishy so I tend to feel it more often than the undyed.
The only marks on the entire binder are pressure marks on the front of the flyleaf. This happens to Gillio epoca leather as well. I am not sure why. I don’t mind it at all because my binders are used daily as a wallet, a planner and an extra brain and things like this just show they are earning their keep!
This binder has extensive range marks on the front, while the back is pristine. The oils from my hands have started to give it a nice patina. I don’t ever treat my binders with anything so the way they look and feel is completely natural.
It is the first binder made from Janet leather and so I am very attached to it 🙂