This came really quickly! Was posted on Monday and was hand delivered at 7.30am on Thursday.
It is from Atelier Philippe on Etsy, which also made my unusual Togo leather cover. Jerome Philippe is really great to deal with.
The leather (Barenia, made for ‘the’ French design house) is amazingly soft and smooth, but not too floppy. The inside pockets and spine reinforcement adds some stiffness without adding bulk or weight. The workmanship is incredible. It is all handmade, even the stitching (which is perfect) and took over four hours to make.
I have not put any booklets in it yet but have shown how it would look with lots of inserts.
Below you can see the perfect stitching. All done by hand.
Jerome’s photos below are more indicative of the colour, a rich warm brown. Mine have a more toffee look about them, not sure why.