View Full Version : My latest Acquisition Disorder - Note pad cover in leather
Well, I thought I wanted a briefcase, since i have a Samsonsite soft sided one, not leather but leather like, and it has worked well. Has a shoulder strap I have never used, it is in black and I guess it makes sense to use it since now we have metal detectors and scanning machines and well, a leather briefcase is gonna get scratched up. Besides, maybe twice a month if that much I would use it, and that is if I make myself use it.
So, I was thinking that when I do carry my white note pads (we used to use legal pads but by decree about 10 years ago, the local courts and bankruptcy all use letter sized paper, so now, I use letter sized folders and note pads), the top pages get scruntched and I was thinking of a neater way to carry it and a better presentation. I had a hard cardboard one, with the fake plastic leather over it and my name embossed on the front, and was thinking leather?
Here is a photo of one that www.narragansettleathers.com has made before. Maybe others can weigh in on what they have used or seen?
07-12-2011, 07:36 AM
Hey that's nice. I use the Saddleback Leather pad folio.
It's big. I mean BIG but it's solid and I like it.
Not everyone's cup of tea. I've got a Rhodia No 18 pad in it (which is A4 size if ya didn't know).
Yeah, Saddleback ($140) has to be in the running and I also like the one from Col. Littleton ($136.00, more rustic but more eyecatching). But the one pictured seems to be a bit more refined leather and if it is cheaper, Im all over it. But not having seen many, wondering if anyone has experience with this sort of thing
Found one with side tabs for $137.60
may just have go to Mckinley leather to see it, as the link may or may not work. it has a neat tab closure
price is about $130
and at Hartmann Luggage on sale for $110 and one on ebay with a zipper with bidding at $40
edit: the top one, narrangasett, is only $79.50. I am liking that price, wonder if it is a stiff backed one or soft sided. I think I want something that is not too soft as I will be carrying it with file folders at times, not just in a carryall
07-13-2011, 11:06 AM
Just beware if you look at the Saddleback because it is so big.
It's heavy too.
Renaissance Art makes some nice leather goods.
They have folios too, but they are on the expensive side. Hand made if that means anything to you.
Im ordering it today. The Saddleback will be big and heavy and there are days when I will pop a file folder in it and a few documents and run to court. I love that rustic look of the Saddleback (and my chestnut cardholder wallet) but when plopped out on counsel table, I think something lighter weight and discreet is the call of the day. Dont need a whole bunch of fancy pockets, not the business card holder anyway, and i like this medium brown color, a cross between formal black and then the lightness of brown to let it show its aging, scratching, etc. And the price is not bad, $65, for something handmade.
Col. Littleton had a nice one and that McKinley Leather one is nice, but they are each more than twice the price.
Also, Hartmann Luggage has an outlet store outside Nashville and they have some at $99. Could be a good idea to get me a briefcase there, but at $250, I think I'd rather have the Narragansett since I can customize it a bit.
07-15-2011, 08:51 PM
love it...im get one but with storage type compartments
07-16-2011, 06:06 PM
Not the run of the mill AD for you.
07-16-2011, 09:14 PM
I've been looking for one of these while on some job interviews.
07-16-2011, 09:35 PM
I might have to invest in one of these.
These are really nice - http://www.bosca.com/85-11-leather-pad-portfolio-old-leather-2.html
07-19-2011, 05:57 AM
I was in Florence this summer and picked up a hand-made Chiarugi brown leather folio for around 100 USD. The scent of the leather is so strong that I can smell it whenever it's out on my desk. Intoxicating....
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