Before I start, I have to profusely apologize for the bad quality of the pics. Sweden is so dark at this time of year that it is almost impossible to get enough light for a good photograph. It never gets light beyond twilight and that means it is too light for a flash but too dark for no flash. When there is no snow to lighten things up photos do not come out well at all. So these photos in this post leave a lot to be desired.
My navy blue Kensington from bouteia arrived yesterday. I now have a black and a blue in personal size. I love navy blue binders and I don’t feel there are enough of them. Navy blue is a forgotten neutral and that goes for shoes, boots, accessories and jackets. I feel a bit the same about green but there are way more green binders than there are navy blue.
This is a very dark blue and, apart from the popper looks almost black, so I gave it some contrast by putting it with my black one for some pics.
I cannot praise these binders enough. They are light, well-made, reasonably priced, good quality and very well designed for use as a wallet. There is no stiffening in this model and the rings are always nice and tight because this is an older model. You can find them new for between £11 and £30 on eBay and they are really worth it.
I never treat my binders as handling them and using keeps them in good nick. But this one did need a bit of moisturizing when it arrived which is rare as that almost never happens. I put some beeswax on it overnight and it came up smiling this morning. The only other binder that has needed this treatment has been my Shark Winchester.