Executive Stanley Leather Journal
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
Great Journal cover---one to last forever
So I wanted something like this before I go our of town for quite some time. I noticed it was out of stock online so I called HQ and asked if they could check any of the retail outlets for one of these. Well, they found on in Chicago (I was told there was a small scratch on the inside--first who cares what is on the inside and second, I swear I could use a magnifying glass and still not see the so-called scratch). Even since this has arrived I have loved it. The leather is soft, it holds journals perfectly and I even use the documents to hold boarding passes and other items.
Some want a pen holder, but I like the sleek design and wouldn't want that extra appendage. Customer service is GREAT and if you need help just call, they will really take care of you.
September 2, 2013
Stanley Leather Journal
I purchased this as a gift to a friend that retired. It was personalized with the initial imprint. After a quick arrival within 3 days we opened the package and were thoroughly impressed by the quality - we also purchased the refills... A nice feature that makes the gift timeless. Being so impressed, I turned around and ordered a second one for myself. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that the refills were sent but the leather journal was back ordered for two months. So good yet so disappointing. The good news is my friend loved it! It did recommend this to another friend who needed a gift but had to say "never mind". Great product if you can get it.
July 12, 2013
Still lovely journal
Purchased my Stanley journal years ago in the lovely blue leather. Still looks and functions beautifully. Love the fact that inserts can be removed when filled up and a new one started with the new year. Glad to see this old servant is available for new friends to discover and learn to love.
May 5, 2013
I ordered this item with personalization and was impressed with the quality of the embossing. The leather is top shelf, high quality, pebble finish. Supple to the touch. The refill is high quality paper with golf leaf edging and page numbers at the bottom. Excellent item that looks like it will last a lifetime!
March 17, 2012
I Love Mine
I have had my Stanley Journal for 14 years and I still love it.
January 16, 2012
I purchased this journal for my friend and former co-worker to give as a gift as they start their new job. I was nervous to get them a book for their "task list" because, having worked with them, I know how particular this person is about how he chooses to organize himself. It arrived today and I am SO relieved at the quality! I had it monogrammed and the imprinting is tasteful and discrete - the perfect tool for an executive level professional who doesn't want to order out of the office supply catalog.
December 22, 2011