Executive Stanley Leather Journal
Elegant and useful
I recently purchased this as a going away gift for a friend and colleague who will be spending the next few months travelling the world. Like virtually everything I've ever bought from Levenger, it was beautifully made and highly functional. The cover is superb, and its pebbled surface should be fairly wear-resistant. The refills are very high quality paper, with gold leaf paper. Maybe if I'd bought one for myself, I'd start journaling!
July 11, 2014
I own an earlier version of the Stanley Leather journal. When purchased the leather was very stiff, and it was difficult to use. It did not easily open out enough to be comfortable writing in. After a number of years, it finally softened enough to be more useful.
The new Stanley journal is of much softer leather. It opens easily, and is comfortable to hold in the hands (if you happen to be someone like me, who usually writes away from a firm surface. The refills fit more easily in the new version than in the old one.
I liked the old one--this one is much better!
July 10, 2014
Just what I was looking for
For my sister, always writing of her days. The quality is impressive and the presentation, lovely, as is true with all Levenger products I have purchased.
June 27, 2014
I purchased the Stanley journal for my grandson's graduation. I was so impressed, I bought one for myself. The size of the journal and the quality of the materials are excellent. I have purchased many products from LEVENGER over the years and have never been disappointed. Keep up the good work!
February 8, 2014
As with other previous gifts I have purchased from Levenger, I was extremely pleased with the quality of this item. It was the perfect size for my husband to carry around and the craftsmanship of the leather cover and sewn in pages will ensure its durability. I also want to thank Levenger for their packaging. The box it came in, along with the cloth the journal was wrapped in, only enhanced its luxuriousness and made my husband feel he truly received something special.
December 30, 2013
Perfect reusable journal
The size, quality and functionality of this journal cover are exactly what I was expecting. Opens flat to allow you to write without thinking about the pages closing on you.
December 22, 2013
Just what the doctor ordered
My first impression upon opening the package was to say to myself: "Nice!" Excellent qualiity leather and workmanshp; the embossed initials are done perfecty. The overall size is just right, not too big and not too small. The pebbling is not as pronounced as I had expected, but nontheless a very nice skin, and it happens to coordinate very well with my 13 year old pocket Daytimer in smooth black leather (for my business use).
I plan to use the journal for personal reflections,captured quotations, etc. only. The 118 page insert size means I'm not toting around too much paper unnecessarily.
I'm particularly impressed with (although not surprized by) the quality of the booklet itself. It lays open perfectly flat right from the first page! I am replacing a colonial-era replica black leather tri-fold journal, the insert of which I've about filled up. The Stanley LeatherJournal is an improvement over this colonial design in that it falls open in an instant and lays perfecty flat. I think I'm really going to enjoy the fact that I won't have to worry about running out of paper.
December 7, 2013
My husband keeps a journal in various notebooks and I thought that he deserves a special journal that can be continually re-filled with new inserts. Just the box it arrived in is worthy of its own review, but I'm looking forward to Christmas morning when he'll open his new, refillable, personalized Journal with sturdy pages and just the right line width. I'm thrilled, as I know he will be.
November 16, 2013
Classic and Timeless
I like this journal for its classic and timeless looks as well as its function. I like this journal so well I will be ordering several for gifts this holiday season.
November 13, 2013
I purchased this for my daughter as a Christmas gift. Since it arrived, it has been the biggest challenge not to give it to her NOW! The leather is great quality and the refills are the perfect complement to the gift.
I may just order one for myself. As a journaler, I wish I had these to hold all my memories and notes over the years. Here's to starting it with the next generation.
November 10, 2013