"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength." — Betty Friedan
Leather can last a lifetime if it is looked after properly, but sadly it will also deteriorate if neglected. When leather has got to the stage where it is very badly cracked, then I usually recommend replacing those panels. However, at times I am asked to "just do your best." This is one of those cases, but the owner was delighted with the result.