While the quality of this product was generally up to Levenger's standards, the leather was shinier than expected and the leather flap over the top of the writing pad was stangely designed. Returned this product and had to pay for shipping AND insurance. Beware or return policy!
November 6, 2014
Don't waste your money
This is the second Tyler folio I've owned, and it's going back as soon as I can get to the store--I'm not spending money on return shipping. It's overpriced for the quality. The first Tyler I got as a gift 10 years ago, and the outside leather is as smooth and supple as the day I got it. The inside vinyl is disintegrating, so I thought I'd replace it. (I tried to see if I could return it, under Levenger's guarantee, but since I didn't have a receipt or order number, no dice. So much for the guarantee of quality.) The replacement is a tomato orange, not the cherry red as pictured (and as the first folio was). The leather looks cheap--it doesn't even look like real leather--and feels stiff and cardboardish. I've had two disappointing experiences at Levenger in the last two years, and I think I should give up. A shame--they used to be known for quality products.
November 1, 2014
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
I ordered the saddle colored folio, and was shocked when it arrived. The leather actually had a glittery sheen to it, like almost a metallic copper instead the nice, buttery cognac I assumed would arrive. I sent it right back--unfortunately it cost me $14 to return it!! Bad karma all around….grrrrr
January 18, 2014