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Tough as Nails
This is a leather tank!
I bought the large one,
The leather portfolio was great
Dealing with the sales personnel via phone was a real pleasure; they certainly knew their merchandise and were very helpful.
The Materials Used To Make These Leather Portfolios
The high-quality materials used in this leather portfolio make it worth the investment. The full grain leather is extremely tough and water-resistant, while the pigskin lining is even stronger than the cowhide used for the outer layer. The German industrial marine grade polyester thread is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. The stitching is done in such a way that avoids any damage or tearing to the leather. This makes the leather portfolio a wise investment that will last for many years.
Full Grain Leather
Imagine the cow is killed and skinned. Imagine that... Now the thick hide goes to the tannery, but it’s so thick that the tannery splits it in half, the top from the bottom, and now has two hides to sell. The top hide has all of the grain on it (Full Grain). All of the real tough and water resistant dense fibers. Grain is to a hide of leather what shingles are to a roof. Leather portfolios and padfolios made with this leather will last at least a few generations. And we use thick full grain leather. Thicker than boot leather.
Why This Is Better Than Genuine Leather Portfolios
The bottom half is a hide called Split or Genuine leather. It dries out quickly and stains easily because the protective layer of grain is gone. But low quality Leather Padfolio makers will stick some lipstick on that leather and sell you a nice and pretty leather portfolio tomorrow.
Even more important, we glue and sew pigskin lining to the back of that already tough full grain leather. And pigskin is stronger than cowskin. This makes our leather portfolios twice as strong as a typical full grain leather portfolio.
We sew our leather portfolio with an extremely strong German industrial marine grade polyester that won’t fall apart or wear away easily. They use this German thread when it just has to last, or someone could die, like for parachutes and sails on ships. And our thread for the padfolio is the thick double ought version.
A sewing machine is actually a perforation machine. If the needle holes are too close together, then the leather of the portfolio will tear like a perforated piece of paper. So, we sew at no more than five stitches per inch, which gets the holes further apart from each other on the padfolio.
The design of the leather portfolio is also what makes it a wise investment. It is made with tough full grain leather, pigskin lining, and German industrial marine grade polyester thread. These materials make the portfolio twice as strong as a normal portfolio.
The stitching is done at no more than 5 stitches per inch, which gets the holes further apart from each other on the padfolio. This method reduces the chances of tears or other damage. The design is also versatile, as it can hold a typical 8 ½ x 11 letter size or European A4 notepad from above or a spiral notebook from the side. The one-piece body reduces seams, which are often where problems occur. Lastly, the portfolio comes in four classic colors: tobacco, black, chestnut brown, and dark coffee brown. You will find more details below.
The side that holds the paper is only sewn on the right and bottom sides of the portfolio. It’s designed to slide in a typical 8 ½ x 11 letter size, European A4 notepad from above or a spiral notebook from the side since that flap is sewn only on two sides.
One Piece Body-
This leather portfolio is built with just one solid piece of leather to reduce seams. This is because seams are where, if there’s going to be a problem, it will begin there. Yes, we took every detail into account to make this sleek notebook holder perfect.
This Medium Leather Portfolio is simple, but every single detail was thought of. We didn’t think of how to make it cheap; we didn’t think about ideas of how to trick people into buying junk portfolios with marketing and ads. Instead, we thought about how to create simple yet elegant portfolios that people will pass down to their children.
The pigskin lining of the padfolio has a smooth side showing for papers to slide in and out easily, with a simple pen holder that is designed to securely fit a wide range of pens.
Comes in four Classic Colors
You can choose between the classic tobacco leather color, or we also make this as a black portfolio, chestnut brown, or even dark coffee brown. You just can’t go wrong with any of these colors because they’re all classy and practical.
Makes a Perfect Gift
This makes a special gift for anyone who regularly uses a notepad or journal because it will improve their writing experience and help protect their pages from being torn or damaged. Its perfect size ensures it will not take up too much space. Its quality in material and craftsmanship ensures it will always securely hold their loose documents and notebooks and always work correctly. So whether your husband just started his new job, your grandson just started college, or your preacher just because you believe he deserves more than a department store portfolio.
We don’t believe there is a longer lasting leather portfolio on the market.
Product Details100-Year Warranty
Dimensions (W x H x D)
9.75" x 12" x 1"
Weight: 1.50 lbs
The History of this Leather Portfolio
I’ve always felt bad for people with EFD. I was blessed with the ability to creatively think, solve problems, design new things like this leather portfolio, come up with great world-changing inventions and notice squirrels and shiny objects out of the corner of my eye, all while having a conversation with my wife. It’s an amazing gift. I think they call it ADD. It’s the way I am designed, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. People like me are made for leather portfolios, or maybe they were made for us to keep us organized and help us remember things.
But those born with EFD (Extreme Focus Disorder) don’t need a padfolio at all. They don’t need to take notes, set alarms, be reminded, or be hounded to pay the bills. It’s sad. They are so focused on getting things done, and their life is so routine that their minds just can’t think of cool designs or creative solutions. They don’t notice most of the simple visual pleasures all around them because they have EFD and don’t get distracted to appreciate life. So they have no need for portfolios.
In 1997, when I was a youth pastor, my staff and the kids of my youth group recognized my gifting, so they all chipped in together to get me a portfolio to keep me organized. So I wouldn’t forget it in the car or at home, I transferred my wallet to it, which forced me to carry it everywhere. That faux leather portfolio changed my life.
In 1999, I quit my job as a youth pastor and moved to Mexico to teach English in Morelia, Michoacan Mexico, right between Mexico City and Guadalajara. And that’s where I designed my first leather bag. If you haven’t read that story, read it here. Well, everywhere I went with that bag, I got a lot of compliments, and it was affirmed by a lot of people that I did a good job designing it. So I guess all that positive reinforcement and finally owning something of such high quality leather made me want to design a leather portfolio too, since my “old” portfolio was falling apart.
So I started sketching out that padfolio for the maker of my leather satchel to make. I laid out every detail, and, like my satchel, it also came out cooler than I had imagined. But because I carried it with me every day, that leather portfolio got better looking every day. And the more I carried it, the better looking it got, and the more people complimented me on it. So, of course, that made me want to carry the portfolio more. And then the more EFD I appeared.
I have since tried to recreate that exact leather padfolio without success, but I may have come up with a better one in the attempt. How many leather portfolios have you ever heard of that have a story behind it that you can tell to your friends?
This leather portfolio is the perfect way to keep organized and look professional. Every person there will smell success when you walk into your next business meeting carrying this. A full grain leather portfolio will create the impression of confidence. The smooth lining allows for easy paper insertion and removal, while the pen holder fits a wide range of pens to keep you writing in style. The 100-year warranty guarantees that this portfolio will last you for years and years, making it a super wise investment for anyone looking for a reliable way to store their work, important documents, collection of business cards, along with your notebook.
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