The leather is much softer than I expected (not a bad thing). For the price, the wallet seems remarkably durable and legit. I keep my wallet in my front pocket, and this one can be a tad bulky compared to other wallets I've owned, but it's not overwhelming. The money clip is pretty cool, I have to say. As someone who doesn't usually carry much cash around, it's nice to have that extra space for cards and such.