For genuine leather, it have soft smooth, plump and elastic feeling when touching the surface with hand.
The face of synthetic leather feels acerbity, formalist and the softness is poor. When press the leather with finger, it is without apparent pore furrow. If there is wrinkle after pressing, it will not disappear apparently naturaly.
For the portfolios and folders, they can be both made in genuine leather and faux leather. Most of the men or women wallet, genuine leather is chosen.