Thursday, September 15, 2011
Monsieur leather notebook
Monsieur Notebooks (http://monsieurnotebook.com/) are hand bound in India from a single piece of vegetable-tanned leather. The leather is thick and soft with natural markings on it and has that great leather smell to it. I'll show you the other great features of this notebook in a sec but first I want to point out the price of these notebooks: In the UK these are priced at 9.99 pounds for the A6 size, 12.99 for A5 and 21.99 for A4! Those are spectacular prices for real, handmade leather notebooks!
Here is the back of the notebook where you can see more information on the band.
Here is the cover without the packaging. The color and texture of the leather are amazing. There is an elastic closure.
The pages are lined with 6 mm ruling (same width as Moleskine ruling). The paper is very light ivory, lighter in color than Moleskine paper. There is a real ribbon placemarker which is color matched to the cover, a very elegant touch.
My husband took this to work with him before I could do any ink tests on it, but you can see how it performs with a variety of inks in these excellent reviews by Ms Logica and Notebooktivity. The paper in this notebook is 90 gsm, thick and smooth.
Starting this month the Monsieur Notebooks collection will include fountain pen friendly notebooks with 100 gsm paper! The notebooks are available in a variety of sizes and papers, portrait and landscape layouts. The leather covers come in this brown color as well as black, green, pink, turquoise, navy blue and red. Click here for more information on the selection available.
Monsieur Notebooks are available at PaperNation.co.uk and you can also click here to see more retailers. There are stockists throughout the UK and Ireland, and even in Hungary!
Many thanks to Monsieur Notebooks for sending me this excellent notebook to review. From my impressions and my husband's immediate reaction, I'll say you have a winner here!