For some reason Fall always has me wanting to break out my leather bag, boots, pen cases, and notebook covers. And it’s never been a better time to upgrade your leather carry - or dive in for the first time. (I’ve also added a few faux or non-leather pieces, aware that some people won’t want to use leather at all.) Here are a few you won’t want to miss.
Slim Bifold Leather Wallet (via Baron Fig). The Slim Bifold Wallet that Baron Fig sent me (pictured) has weathered beautifully as I’ve carried it nonstop for the past month. The leather is sturdy, and it holds a surprising number of cards considering how slim it is. I’m a fan of all of Baron Fig’s leather goods.
Pen Chalet “Endless Recorder” Notebook (via Pen Chalet). In the past, Pen Chalet has released a few products under their own brand, namely pen storage boxes and pen cleaning supplies. They recently released this 160-page notebook featuring Tomoe River paper and a leatherette cover, at a very reasonable price.
Dee Charles Designs Leather Pen Cases (via Pen Chalet). I previously reviewed a two-pen leather sleeve from Dee Charles Designs, whose pen cases represent excellent value.
Hobonichi Covers from Galen Leather (via Amazon). I’ve reviewed Galen Leather’s traveler’s-style notebooks in the past, and like not only their quality but the ranges of colors and styles the Company makes available. Check out their covers for the Hobonichi Techo or Cousin, and even the slim Hobonichi Weeks.
Leather A5 Notebook Covers from British Belt Company (via British Belt Co.). The folks at British Belt Company were kind enough to send me a gorgeous burgundy leather A5 Notebook cover for review, which fits perfectly onto my Nanami Paper Seven Seas Writer. Look for a review soon.
Double Pen Sleeve from Tom Barrington Leather Goods (via Amazon). Still one of my favorite luxury leather pen sleeves. Check out my review of this product here.
Zippered Pen Case from Aston Leather (via Pen Chalet). What I use to carry pens to shows, or when I’m on an extended trip and want to carry as many as a dozen different pens with me. They also make excellent “bookshelf storage.”
Franklin-Christoph Covered Pen Trays (via Franklin-Christoph). Another storage/display option that I reviewed a while back. My black leather covered pen tray might be the single best-looking pen accessory that I own.
Gfeller Leather Covers for Seven Seas Notebooks (via Nanami Paper). The cover selections include the A5, A6, and B6 sizes, in natural un-dyed Gfeller leather that will accumulate stains, dings, scratches and more, giving your notebook its own personal “character.” These come in and out of stock frequently, so keep checking back.
Custom Leather Goods from One Star Leather (via Etsy/One-Star Leather). Need a notebook cover customized to a specific brand of notebook that’s a personal favorite? Keegan has you covered, pun intended. My review here.