It's me, I thought my Stam might be fake because of stiff leather. (That's the back story) I just saw a pic of an older Stam and it's squishy. Mine holds it's shape 100% and I like it. I hope the slouch is due a lot to the original softer leather and not mostly time. My friend looked at the Stam (online) and thought it had no shape, but at least it holds to the shape it has! I can't wait to show him.