Leather has very interesting characteristics. With time it becomes softer, more malleable, and develops a beautiful patina, or color change. While you can achieve this affect by beating up the leather and applying an antique stain, why not just wait for it to naturally develop character, and be present during this process? Its like distressed jeans, it's so much better to know what each hole and paint stain came from then to buy a pair with random distressing.
No one likes breaking in a new pair of leather boots, or having to shove their cards in a super tight new wallet, but this is a necessary first step to eventually getting the look you desire. Everything has to be new at one point, and its worth purchasing a high quality product to see it wear in.
We attached a photo of the original prototype for the Bill Fold wallet that Steven has been using for the past 2 years. As you can see, it only gets more beautiful with time, picking up the dyes from your pant pockets and the oils on your hands to develop a dark and smooth patina.
Leather has tons of character, so let your leather express itself!