I'm in the market for an Alma PM in Epi leather. I plan to purchase one from the Paris flagship store next month while there on business. I already own a black Epi Speedy 25 from 1998. My question is how does the new Epi leather differ from the older Epi leather? Are they less rigid? If any owners can chime in on how the new Epi leather wears in comparison to the older Epi leather, that would be great.