Organization has never been counted among the skills that define me. When I was a youth pastor, my youth group recognized that and so they bought me a leather Day Runner ringed daily planner. I moved my wallet over to it and it changed my life. No wonder everyone in college was carrying a daily and monthly planner. I bet I even could have gotten a 2.5 GPA if I would have had one.
So, when I moved to Mexico to teach English and had my original real leather bag made, I quickly got used to the feel of quality and the compliments that came from it. But when my “leather” ringed binder started peeling, my eyes were opened to a sad and disgusting truth. What they called “faux” or “vegan leather” was actually just a slightly toxic petrochemical sheet of crap. Some may call it “Ignorant man’s leather” if you don’t know or “poor man’s leather” if you do.
Right away, I designed my second leather piece; a ringed daily planner to replace my dumpy one. Passers by oohed and aahed over my leather satchel out on the streets and waiters, cashiers and bank tellers oohed and aahed over my leather daily planner at the counters.
This is about my 5th attempt, since the year 2000, at recreating and improving that original leather ringed binder. It looked cool, but it wasn’t so comfortable to carry and it lacked some functional details. So I made adjustments and now it’s as perfect as I know how.
I designed this one for you to be able to simply replace the metal rings when they bend or wear out. You don’t have to throw your gorgeously patinaed daily planner away. Simply unscrew the nut and bolt and put a new one back on. They’re easy to find and the holes are very universal. The reason this ringed binder will end up looking cooler faster is because it’s something you will hold and touch and rub all day long. Once the edges round a little and it darkens and gets kind of shiny where you touch it all the time, it’ll be one of your favorite things.
Franklin Covey Classic
At-A-Glance Size 4
Day Timer Desk Size
5.5" x 8.5" 7 hole punch refills
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.75" x 9.75" x 2.00"
Weight: 1.4 lbs
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