all the leather pouches I've seen, including the pictures and links here look poorly made and ill fitting - varying gaps around the openings and not contoured to the shape of the fob very well. The rubber sleeves fit perfectly, but aren't as sexy I guess.
I originally posted this in 2005 when I bought my car. The leather has not deteriorated in the slightest in 9 years. It's a lighter case made by Davidoff, #052120. Was $35.00 back then. Today it's up to $50 MSRP, per Davidoff.
^^ Your question seems to be conspicuously misplaced at a forum preoccupied with threads of air suspensions, body mods, and larger wheels and the like. The point is the same. If you do not know the point, there's no point in asking.
It must be me, but I still think the newer ones look much better than the old one. The old one with instructions pouch..., like really? Just give me that nice L logo on the back and the buttons on the front. If you need instructions on how to put a car in park...well....
I actually bought one black with black stitches and one gray with gray stitches (like the grey one pictured above), for the two keys I have. Me and the other half each have our color and is easier since each key is also programmed to seating memory etc. so we won't get confused which key is whose.
"They may copy my tails, but they will never copy my engine muahahaha !!"
The Lexus dealer gave me ones that are different than all those mentioned above. It's more compact, snug and the outer edges sit flush against the fob because the stitching is actually folded in. There is a D engrave in the front corner and the leather is also soft and textured. It feels nice when holding in the hand.
I bought the OEM ones with the protruding stitching from the dealer when I got my first oil change. It was like 30.00 for a pack of two. The cover eventually conforms to the fob and the stitching is not quite as obtrusive. And I have an extra so thats nice.