Does the job
Elegant and supple, I travel with ease,
Papers and pens, and leather to please.
Necessities intact, protected,
Stylish, growing more graceful with age--my folio--and me.
April 14, 2010
I was really looking forward to this product. I bought several as gifts for my Executive Team. However, for the price the leather is not as nice as I thought it should be. The monogramming is stamped into the leather and barely visible. There are two pen holders but I’m not sure they will be very functional. Also, for the price I would have thought there would have at least been pockets for business cards, disks or flash drives. Quality of product and functionality is ok but definitely seems overpriced.
November 27, 2012
Based on the reviews and the quality expected from Levenger I had no doubt when I ordered the Briefolio that it was going to be of the highest quality. I was not disappointed. It looks and feels great and love the pockets inside with the cloth dividers. Others have commented about the Leather Portfolio not holding up if there is not an equivalent 8x11 loose-leaf. I usually have at least one item of similar size.
My biggest complaint, it makes me want to buy the briefcases.
June 23, 2012
Great product, but some notes
Not sure why others had issues with quality; mine is very well made. It's lined with black pigskin, has two pen loops (not sure how usable they are, though), and a side interior zip pocket. Other than that, just a leather envelop, but a really nice one and perfect for when you don't need a briefcase. I ordered another item in the same line, and even though both are listed as "tobacco leather", this one is noticeably darker and has the appearance and feel of oiled leather. (It's certainly not glossy or polished as the picture on the website may suggest.) I get it that it may not be large enough for legal size documents,but, frankly, were this any bigger, it would just flop around without enough inside it because there is no structure to it (as intended). It's also fairly heavy, which is a plus and a minus. Overall, though, the nicest combination of features and quality for this type of briefcase that I've found. If I could change anything, it would be to add one built-in internal divider.
January 13, 2012
Not what I expected...
I was really looking forward to this product.
I like the simplicity and the overall function works well for me. It holds a folio, some files, and has a pocket for my small digital camera, small voice recorder and a Mio Flip camera. I just discovered it has two pen holders sewn into the side.
The is made very well, however, I agree with the other reviewer...the leather is not as nice as I thought it would be for the price.
Once big flaw is the zipper gets stuck in the fold in the spine. This was very embarrassing when I was unable to open this case in an important meeting.
I like it a lot for the simplicity and size but because of the feel of the leather and the zipper flaw I have lukewarm feelings about it. If I were to do it all over again I don't think I would buy it.
November 11, 2011
A Great Piece
I like leather bags and this is one of several that I own. This is a beauty. It combines both a natural leather look and feel with a high end attitude. It's not designed to carry a lot, but what it does carry, goes in elegant style. I love it.
March 30, 2011
I've had this portfolio several months now and I'm very happy with it. Several reviewers have expressed disappointment with the size but, for me at least, it is perfect. It's hard to find a quality piece this size anymore. No, it can't hold a laptop - it's not designed to.
December 9, 2010
This is a very stylish bag, but it has no provisions for things one needs for true business uses: pockets for cards, discs, flash drives, and files. It doesn't even have a holder for a note pad. It is nothing but a fancy zip lock bag. Maybe others would find it useful, but not me.
June 10, 2008
Not quite what I was looking for.
Love Levenger products. Somewhat disappointed in the briefolio. Little too small for legal size documents. The leather isn't as nice as I thought it would be for the price. The monogramming is stamped into the leather and I would prefer a more visible monogram.
February 1, 2008
Just what I was looking for...
After searching retailers for an envelope style briefcase (briefolo) with no success, I was pleased to find just the item at Levengers. It is handsome and sturdy and serves it's purpose. Just big enough for notes and documents, but small enough to store in a briefcase. It would be GREAT if the zipper opened on three sides allowing it to lay flat and allow for easier access to the materials inside.
February 1, 2008