This arrived from Filofax UK in about two days, via DHL and is (hallelujah!!!!) in a box.
My first Filofax Original. I have hankered after one for ages – in green, purple or neon orange – but never bought one.
This one I just had to! Being that the Original is actually made in Britain, the Union Jack seems like such a good choice of design. Plus the Union Jack is an unusually pretty flag. Did you know that, historically, for a flag to be called a Jack it had to be flown on the jackstaff of a ship?
Well this binder blew me away. It is perfectly made, lovely thick but flexible leather, no stiffening, no bells and whistles. The colour is perfect. Absolutely stunning. Anyone using one of these is going to receive truckloads of compliments!
There is a smell on it when it arrives but I imagine that it is from the dye used on the front of the cover and that it will dissipate after some fresh air.