We know it's just a small leather portfolio, but we over built it so it would last for a long long time.
No Breakable Parts- There are no breakable parts like zippers, snaps, buttons, magnets or velcro.
One Solid Piece- And we designed the body with just one solid piece of leather instead of two or 4 pieces. It's more expensive to make that way because we end up with a lot more scrap leather after cutting, but it's what quality requires. The less stitching and seams, the stronger the leather portfolio. Seams are where tears always start and what causes your tears to flow.
Stitching- This may not seem like a big deal, but it is. We only sew these leather padfolios at 5 stitches per inch so there's more leather between the needle holes. A sewing machine is also known as a perforation machine, especially when the holes are really close together.
Leather- We only used full grain leather. Not the inferior top grain, genuine or split leather. A brand new hide has what's called "grain" on the top layer. That grain is the toughest and most resistant part of the whole hide. Any leather padfolio with that grain still on, full grain leather, is expensive. If the top tough layers has been split or shaved off, then the leather (genuine, suede or split leather) is really cheap to buy. But it's like buying a roof with no shingles. That's a big difference in quality and price in the leather portfolio world. And we use full grain leather for our notepad holders that is thicker than boot leather.
Lining- Instead of lining the leather portfolio with a pretty shiny fabric, we lined the padfolio with tough pigskin which is actually stronger than the cowskin.
Thread- Our thread is the longest lasting thread we know of, and we use the thicker version of it to sew our leather notepad holders. Just trust me here. It's a UV resistant continuous filament polyester thread. The good thing about polyester is that it lasts forever. The bad thing about polyester is that it lasts for ever. In the form of clothing and sheets, I'm against it because of the health and sleep problems associated with it, but in the form of thread sewing together leather portfolios, I'm okay.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
6.25" x 8.75" x 1.00"
Weight: 0.75 lbs
5 x 8 Notepad