Here is a comparative post of my Touch Me binders. I have one of each colour in each size. And one of each is the old size, if that makes any sense.
I was first attracted to Touch Mes because of the full length back pocket. Once you have used one of these you tend to miss it in all other binders. These full length back pockets are fairly hard to find in larger sizes. Many Filofaxes have them in pocket size but in larger sizes it is only Gillio, Raika and Van Der Spek that have them. Another attraction is the replaceable rings, which Gillio and Van Der Spek have. They are very easy to change if you want to go up or down a size or they become damaged. Being Krause rings, they are the best on the market.
For some reason, despite people loving them, this model passed me by. Until I went to visit Van Der Spek and saw one in person. I fell totally and utterly in love. You can see it is quality leather because of the differing grain – cheaper leather tends to all look the same.
The design is excellent for use as a wallet in the smaller sizes due to the zippered pocket, the good number of credit card pockets and the full length back wallet pocket. In A5 size there are so many nice pockets all over the place – the A5 is a brilliant design
When you buy one of these binders you can specify to Petra what grain you want – smooth or pebbly or something in between. And she will find you one. If you have no preference it will be exciting to see what you get.
My own preference is pebbly. I chose two myself and Petra chose two for me. Of them, my favorite is probably my black standard size. The leather is beyond belief.
The older versions were made for smaller 25mm rings but the new ones have been widened to take both 25mm and 30mm/35mm. The older ones take the bigger rings The gold rings are sold out but I managed to get a pair when I was in The Netherlands. The poppers are, however, silver.
I absolutely love these binders. I have moved out of my brown Touch Me to test the undyed binder but if I hadn’t, I would have moved into the black one to ring the changes. I change binders often as I get bored. Find them here. The standard and A5 size are the new, wider design but the smaller sizes are the original design.
Categories: Filofaxes and other ring organisers