Executive Zip Folio Letter
Different to Zipped Essential Folio
I previously had bought the Zipped Essential Folio as presents for my sister and boyfriend and they were excellent! The leather on the Zipped Essential Folios were smooth to a tee and overall looks expensive. A few months later i decided to buy my own and bought the Executive Zipped Folio not knowing that there were two different ones. On recieving my Executive Zipped Folio i was unimpressed and thought the leather would be smooth and shiny like the Essential. To me the title 'Executive' is a more superior word over 'Essential' however the full grain black leather was quite softer than what i initially wanted. I am content with my purchase but i would like to point out that the Zipped Essential Folio was better in my opinion. From searching the Levenger website it appears that they no longer sell the Zipped Essential Folio.
Take home advice to future purchasers would be that there are two different folios which are identical but the type of leather finish.
March 16, 2015
I previously had the folio without the zipper and loved it. Someone else must have too because I "lost" it. Decided to try the zipper model and like it evern more. I use when I meet clients. I can put some documents in it and they are secure with the zipper closed. The product feels rich and looks great and certainly adds to a professional appearance. Workmanship and quality super. A very good value and there products come in beautiful gift boxes. I have never been disappointed with any of their products and highly recommend them. The paper pads are super too.
January 15, 2015
Class and Function
When I ordered it I did not know if I would like the finish and style. Wow, it is beautiful and functional. I attend many meetings and when I walk in and open this it sets a tone for me that I am ready to do business.
I would say that it could be a little thicker, but not a major issue.
December 25, 2014
In love with my Portfolio
As a realtor and teacher, I use a portfolio everyday. This was the first zippered one I have had and I love it. Now when I go to a closing, I don't need a "death grip" for fear of the check flyjng in the wind if I should drop or open the portfolio. As usual, I'm impressed by the Levenger quality. The leather is soft, supple and elegant. The packaging provides and exceptional presentation, especially if you were giving it as a gift. I had questions prior to purchasing and the Customer Service went the extra mile to assure that I would be happy with my purchase. What could I say, a class act all the way!
August 7, 2014
Excellent, professional, functional
TRUTH -- I own three Levenger Folios, including the Bomber Jacket / Circa folio. This is my favorite. WHY?
1) It's black. Black is quiet, powerful color for the courtroom. The Bomber Jacket folio is great, but doesn't look as professional.
2) The leather is soft but rugged.
3) My iPad easily fits in the sleeve on the left.
4) The folio zips shut, keeping papers and my iPad from falling out.
5) While it is not Circa paper, the pads are nice, easily handling pencil and fountain pens (my 2 favorite writing instruments).
July 31, 2014
Can Leather Be Too Soft?
I bought this Executive Zip Folio thinking it would be nice, soft leather thanks to the other reviewer, and it is - perhaps too soft, as it does not have a nice smooth texture. If I wanted to just touch it, it would be great, but I want something to look professional for interviews, and this is not quite what I expected. I also realized after receiving it that due to the zipper, I cannot fold it back to show just the writing surface while holding it in my lap...my fault for not thinking about that. The last thing I did not think about was that since I splurged on monogramming, I cannot send it back.
July 8, 2014
Perfect for Husband
Husband needed a zipped folio for work interviews, as his last one from Levenger has been misplaced. He is a simple, clean line, black only kind of person in terms of taste. Online and in the catalog, the Executive Zipped and Essential Zipped looked identical. I called the 800 number and was told the Executive has more supple leather. I ordered it, and we are not disappointed. The leather is supple and nice to the touch. The design is simple, clean lines, professional--exactly what he likes.
June 19, 2014