I have bought these folios before as a business gift with our company logo. I decided to buy a personalized one for myself.
I have to agree with the previous reviewer who stated that the quality of this item is not what it used to be. The leather is much cheaper in appearance and touch. I have bought many other leather items from Levenger but this is the first one where the leather was of an inferior quality. Also I had my name engraved on the folio and the debossing is very inconsistent. Some letters are much more pronounced than others as you can see from the photograph.
April 16, 2015
Quality! You should buy this.
I am holding in my hands the Tyler Folio from Levenger. This item is wonderful, just the right weight and feel. On this purchase, I had my full name engraved and that turned out extremely nice as well. The Tyler comes with a notepad that has very nice paper quality, but the format on the paper is very nice. Having a page, date topic, and filed under section preprinted on each sheet is very handy. I would have to say that overall, I am extremely pleased! This folio has already become something I use daily in all of my meetings including when I am away from the office. I use the Levenger Circa system notebooks for office and personal projects. While on the move, I am using the Tyler extensively.
January 22, 2015
Just ordered a customized Tyler for a co-worker and it is so nice to receive a quality product, with exceptional packaging, on-time and on-budget. Well done, Levenger. We were proud to present our boss with such an elegant item. First impressions are important, and attending a meeting with his Tyler in-hand will definitely contribute to that great first impression.
January 2, 2015
Very nice folio. Initially, I was drawn to alternatives with "rustic" leather, but finally decided that a smooth, polished look of the Tyler was more appropriate for my line of work. It has a sturdy feel, plenty of pockets, and a (wonderful) lined notepad. My only regret is that I didn't have it monogrammed.
If I had one suggestion, it would be to slightly darken the tan leather to a "saddle tan." I'm looking forward to seeing a patina develop, but I'd rather have started a shade or two darker.
July 24, 2014
This is perfect and am giving it as a gift for my boss. I already got him another product that matches the leather so he will be very pleased. Thank you for the excellent quality.
June 28, 2014
Beauty and Quality
I purchased this folio for my sister who has made some recent career advancements. She's CEO of a large company now and I wanted something to show her how proud I am.
The folio looks beautiful in the photos online, but they don't do it justice. It arrived in a beautiful box, with a beautiful soft cloth wrapped around it. Everything about it indicates quality and care.
The folio itself is gorgeous, the leather, high quality. I was so happy to see that it is real, thick leather, not the bonded leather you see everywhere else.
The monogramming was subtle and classy.
She was delighted, and I am so happy I bought this for her. We were all impressed. This purchase won Levenger several new customers.
June 26, 2014
Graduation gift for my daughter.
I did not get to see this as I shipped it to the recipient of my gift. Only two things could have been nicer as I was ordering it. There was no example of how a personalized name would look - position, font, embossed or whatever - so I have no idea how that turned out. And there were not enough letters allowed for me to use my daughter's full first, middle and last names which is how she will be known professionally after graduation (this was a graduation present). I wish there had been a slot for business cards instead of one of the 2 slots for 3x5 cards. (I really wnted the $99 plain folio but it didn't come in red.) She says she loves it though. Also, I thought it would take a long time to arrive, with the time needed to personalize, but it shipped the next day and arrived within 3 days!
May 8, 2014
Substantial and Durable
To give a little perspective, I've had my Tyler folio about 10 years and I'm still waiting for it to look broken in. It has been used extensively for classes, conferences, and general note taking and continues to look like new. I flip the front half to the back to take less space and reinforce the writing surface. No problem with that.
The only negative aspect of the Tyler is that it is heavy, but maybe that's why it's held up so well. At 10 years, it's just getting started.
March 10, 2014
I have been looking for a new folio for some time. I had not heard of Levenger but went on the website and found the Tyler folio on sale. It was exactly what I was looking for and the value was good based on $30 off. I ordered black and it has a little more shine than I would like but all in all, it is a very nice and functional folio and I'm really looking forward to carrying it.
February 1, 2014
Classic & functional work accessory
I purchased & monogramed the Tyler Folio for my sister as a birthday present. It arrived and it is absolutely gorgeous and very well crafted. After showing it to my husband, looks like I will be ordering one for him for Valentine's Day. Well done, Levenger!
January 28, 2014